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Do you incorporate bone broth in your diet? If so, how and how often?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 06, 2011 at 10:59 AM

WAPF is a big believer in bone broth for gut health as well as many in paleo community. I actually used it during my 3 day fast as an n=1 experiment to get rid of my IBS and it actually worked. I still consume it like a beverage when I feel run down or my gut is acting up ad I also cook with it. I was curious if you guys use it in you diet, how do you use it, and how often? Is it a good idea to get bone broth in daily like WAPF suggests?

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on May 07, 2011
at 08:17 PM

I do! Then I drop a fried egg into it...yum!

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on May 06, 2011
at 06:21 PM

i wonder this as well

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on May 06, 2011
at 03:45 PM

I love eating the gelatinous stuff. Sounds weird but I feel like I get a "surge" from it. Could be in my head, but regardless... it's good stuff.

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:53 PM

if it's strained, you can boil it every 3 days or so and it will last, well, indefinitely (though not sure how the nutrients hold up over repeated boilings and time, mine never makes it more than a week before its eaten). It freezes VERY well.

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at 02:14 PM

How long will it store in the fridge?

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on May 06, 2011
at 11:53 AM

I use it in place of water in almost every recipe. I have a few recipes where bone broth is a pretty main player. Sometimes I'll just plain have it as soup.

I'm actually not surprised the bone broth helped your IBS. If you include cartilage when you boil the bones, you will get a good amount of glucosamine, which is helpful for the intestinal lining. Actually, many intestinal supplements contain both glutamine and glucosamine. It's also one of the reasons I pick up a bunch of chicken feet at the farmers market every year and add them to my bone broth. I figure a few extra nutrients never hurt, right?

I also know there is a book talking about the benefits of glucosamine for intestinal health, but I don't know the name of it. I put a text message out to the person I know who has the book and will update when I hear back.

ETA: OK, I just heard back. Book is The Stress Effect (link is to google book preview). Section about glucosamine is on pg 62.

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on May 06, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I don't incorporate this perhaps as much as I should, but almost whenever I cook anything with bones, I make a stock out of the remains. The exception is pork stock which I just don't care for, though I can consume a lot of chicken, beef, and veal stock.

Now that you mention it I could do more to incorporate this into our diets, especially for the kids, who will enjoy a mug of it at mealtime, and it is hard to imagine a better vitamin supplement for them.

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:48 PM

i use it in curries alot. i also use it to steam vegetables, or to make a sauce after searing meat or something. i usually can go through about a quart of the stuff a week. i make it by buying cow knuckles or saving my cow, lamb bones over a period of time. i throw in the crockpot for 24-36 hours with a little vinegar and then store in fridge. i don't know if i "feel" it doing anything but it makes me feel better to think i'm covering all my bases considering that i've had some knee problems in the past...

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:45 PM

I eat soup that's made with bone broth about 2-3 times a day. Every meal, I'm having some bone broth soup.

But sometimes I get confused by these posts. Are people actually drinking soup (made w/bone broth) or drinking bone broth itself, which becomes gelatinous when refrigerated? If you're drinking bone broth, that's a fairly concentrated broth you're drinking, depending on how you cooked it. Since I dilute it by putting it in soup, my daily consumption perhaps isn't as much as these peoples'.

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on May 06, 2011
at 06:21 PM

i wonder this as well

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on May 06, 2011
at 05:40 PM

start the day with a mug of broth?

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on May 07, 2011
at 08:17 PM

I do! Then I drop a fried egg into it...yum!

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:10 PM

I make bone broth at least once a week. I keep it in the fridge and have a few spoonfuls almost every day. Love it. I'll make a soup out of it sometimes but usually I'll just have a few spoonfuls directly down the throat. Delicious though it may be I just take it like a vitamin or something - just have some and be done with thinking about it for the day, yknow.

I, too, come from a 5 year WAP background, before going paleo last year.

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:53 PM

if it's strained, you can boil it every 3 days or so and it will last, well, indefinitely (though not sure how the nutrients hold up over repeated boilings and time, mine never makes it more than a week before its eaten). It freezes VERY well.

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on May 06, 2011
at 03:45 PM

I love eating the gelatinous stuff. Sounds weird but I feel like I get a "surge" from it. Could be in my head, but regardless... it's good stuff.

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:14 PM

How long will it store in the fridge?

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on May 06, 2011
at 02:05 PM

I'm trying to incorporate some of GAPS into my diet to help get rid of constant tummy issues, it does seem to help but I think I need the full on GAPS experience to get it right. I really believe there is something to bone broths and I make a point to make chicken or pork broth weekly (allergic to beef).

I try to consume at least 1-2 cups a day as a addition to my lunch or just a snack. Its very soothing both physically and mentally.

The families starting to call me the bone collector!!

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