by Soraya Saffarinia

If you’ve ever made bone broth, or had it made for you, you probably know how nourished it can make you feel.  Furthermore, due to bone broth’s mineral and amino acids bioavailability, it can help heal the wounds from a surgery, support your joints, prevent osteoporosis, and much more.

The following are some of the benefits of bone broth:

Bone broth is a good source of the amino acids Proline, glycine and glutamine. These amino acids aid in making collagen and cartilage, raise our immunity and heal our gut. (Daniel,K.T., Fallen,S. 2014).
Bone broth is a source of chondroitin sulfate, keratin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, important components of cartilage, and relieves joint discomfort associated with osteoarthritis. (Grogan, SP., et al. 2013); (Schauss,A., et al. 2012).
Bone broth can reduce inflammation, and strengthen our immune system to combat infectious diseases and cancer (Daniel,K.T., Fallen,S. 2014); (Prudden.1985).
The gelatinous bone broth contains the denatured/broken down collagen proteins that are now easier for our body to utilize. Collagen is the key structural protein in our connective tissues. It is found in our tendons, ligaments, cartilage, skin, bone, and muscle (Axe,J. 2016).
Presence of collagen is essential in prevention of osteoporosis (Shuster,S. 2005).
When collagen is made available to the wound bed, closure can occur, thus bone broth can contribute to wound healing and speed recovery after surgery (Sabiston. 2012).

Here’s a favorite bone broth recipe to try at home:

Ingredients

2-3 pounds bones (It can be from a chicken, turkey, pheasant, lamb, beef, pork or other; marrow bones with all the tendons and cartilage are best).
10-12 cups water
1- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (The vinegar’s/lemon juice acidity helps draw the minerals from the bones.)
3-4 […]