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Why should I drink bone broth?

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Created April 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

A lot of people on Paleohacks keep talking about bone broth. What health benefits does it offer? What vitamins and minerals or other nutrients does it have that I can't get from other foods? It is known to reverse or reduce any particular disease or metabolic disorder? Can it be bought ready-made or do I have to make it myself?

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on April 29, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Check this out too :-) http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2005/broth0205.htm

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on April 28, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Not a silly question. I usually roast a whole chicken once a week and then save bones and carcass to make a broth. I put it all in my crockpot and cover with water then cook on low for about 12-18 hours. You can add carrots and celery, etc, but I just add salt. For my beef broth I make a roast in a good bit of water in the crockpot then when it's done, I pull out the meat and add long bones and again, cook for 12-18 hours on low. You can get grass-fed bones from US Wellness meats or sometimes Whole foods. I get mine from a local farmer.

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on April 28, 2012
at 06:43 PM

I don't know the answer to that. I think it may be best to try to get it from least processed source, but gelatin could be next best source? I am just guessing here. Making the bones broths can be easier than you might think.

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on April 27, 2012
at 08:51 AM

In connection with the claims made for collagen: does this mean I can just drink gelatin from a packet and get the same benefits?

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:07 AM

That's fantastic! Your welcome :-)

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:43 PM

Thank you for the link. I've saved it in my "to do" list! :-)

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:32 PM

My knees feel a million times better when I drink bone broth regularly. OP, make your own! It's pretty much foolproof. Good broth should gel when it's cooled because of the gelatin--purchased broths in stores don't do that.

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I'm curious about preparation (how do most make it) and where you generally get your bones from (assuming butcher and/or out of bone-on store bought beef, like roasts, T-bone steaks, etc). Sorry if silly question, just haven't ventured into this yet.

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on April 26, 2012
at 10:51 PM

Grabbed from the inter-webs:

The Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Besides the exquisite flavor that bone broth imparts into any savory dish, it:

Is full of minerals.
Fortifies the immune system.
Enhances digestion.
Nourishes all body parts related to collagen. This means joints, tendons, ligaments, skin, mucus membranes, and bone.

Bone Broth Is Mineral Rich

Clearly, long-cooked broth made from bones will be rich in a dynamic array of minerals. Bone is, after all, highly mineralized. A well-made bone broth will give your body calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride. All delivered in a form that your body understands. In order to pull these precious minerals from the bone during cooking, add an acid, like apple cider vinegar, to the water before cooking. How the Collagen in Bone Broth Heals the Gut

Bones, marrow, skin, tendons, ligaments, and the cartilage that sometimes accompanies a bone are all made of a protein molecule called collagen. Collagen contains two very special amino acids: proline and glycine.

Collagen has been found to help heal the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the stomach and the intestines. This means that heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and many of the conditions associated with intestinal inflammation can be helped with bone broth.

Collagen and gelatin have been shown to benefit gastric ulcers. (1)
Proline is necessary for the formation of collagen.
Glycine improves digestion by increasing gastric acid secretion. (2)
Glutamine, also found in bone broth, is important metabolic fuel for cells in the small intestine. (3)

Besides collagen, cartilage contains something called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Studies have found an underlying deficiency of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in patients with Crohn???s and ulcerative colitis. (4) Correcting a deficiency and helping to repair a compromised gut wall is another good reason to consume bone broth regularly.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on April 27, 2012
at 08:51 AM

In connection with the claims made for collagen: does this mean I can just drink gelatin from a packet and get the same benefits?

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

(614)

on April 28, 2012
at 06:43 PM

I don't know the answer to that. I think it may be best to try to get it from least processed source, but gelatin could be next best source? I am just guessing here. Making the bones broths can be easier than you might think.

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on April 26, 2012
at 10:56 PM

As my n=1, I can anecdotally share with you that drinking bone broth is very healing when I have nausea or GERD. Also, I sometimes don't feel like eating, but know that it's time to get some nutrition onboard, so I use broth at those times as well.

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:32 PM

My knees feel a million times better when I drink bone broth regularly. OP, make your own! It's pretty much foolproof. Good broth should gel when it's cooled because of the gelatin--purchased broths in stores don't do that.

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on April 27, 2012
at 12:14 AM

If you want to clear up joint and back problems this is a huge step in the right direction. I did it, my sister did it and now another friend has done it. It's what glucosamine/chondroitin only dreamed about being. Not only that, I had eczema-like skin conditions that are now as smooth as a baby's butt. Take a look at this video from Dr Cate - http://drcate.com/sore-feet-are-shoes-the-cause-of-running-pain/

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:36 PM

You can buy good bone broth supplies or already prepared bone broth from US Wellness Meats....http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categories.bok?category=Grassland+Beef%3ATallow%2C+Marrow+%26+Broth+Products

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:43 PM

Thank you for the link. I've saved it in my "to do" list! :-)

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on November 11, 2012
at 07:30 AM

I'm a very happy man. Had a life time Of petit Mal short sharp electric Shocks in my body each day. Nothing I did helped. I cooked my first beef bone broth ever last week and Hey presto! No shocks. Drank two strong Cups of broth first which was full on. Vomited black Stuff up that night. Now my cells feel like They are getting all the oxygen they Deserve. Body us buzzing with life and Smooth sustained energy.

I also have chronic leg pains from hips but pain has also Eased. I'm prescribing myself with a cup every morning At least!

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:39 PM

Thank you wickedween for you informative link and information! My husband has both Celiac and chrohns disease and I've been making bone broth for him for years. I did not realize that benefits of the gelled broth until reading your post. I keep 2 quarts in the freezer for when he needs it after a flare up. He has had broth for a week at a time on more than one occassion and it really helped him get back to normal. Store bought just doesn't do anything for him, and it has no flavor. Thanks again, you post explains a lot and makes a lot fo sense.

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on April 27, 2012
at 01:07 AM

That's fantastic! Your welcome :-)

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

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on April 29, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Check this out too :-) http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2005/broth0205.htm

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