As winter descends on the Northern Hemisphere, a new healthy beverage trend is on the horizon. It sits at the intersection of current tendencies towards old-fashioned comfort food and the lust for primitive paleo diets. You will find a bone broth bar on every hip corner of New York City, Seattle and Chicago, the LA Lakers are all drinking it too! Sydney get ready, House of Detox has combined alkalife Natural Alkaline Water and bone broth to make the latest paleo, superfood on the market.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth, an age-old restorative in which long, slow, cooking brings out the health-giving nutrients of bones. The latest superfood, the newest green juice, the hottest trend in health circles right now! The process begins by sourcing the highest quality 100% grass-fed beef bones. These bones, with veggies and herbs are simmered for 24 hours in alkaline water – the bones release minerals into the broth, allowing the body to absorb them easily. Bone broth promotes optimal health due to its high antioxidant, vitamin and essential mineral content. By incorporating bone broth into your dietary routine you may then experience a whole range of benefits. So why not turn around the adverse health effects of eating bread, drinking booze and smoking cigarettes. A cup of warm extremely nutritious liquid of bone broth a day heals your gut and keeps the inflammation away. Bone broth is one of the most healing staple foods you’ll find on the market today.
The health benefits:
1. Hair, skin and nails
The collagen and gelatine in bone broth supports hair growth, skin regeneration and assists in keeping your nails strong.
2. Gut health
Bone broth can assist in the healing of a leaky gut. The gelatine in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and assists the digestion of nutrients.
3. Bone growth and repair
The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair
4. Infection fighting & recuperation from illness
Homemade bone broth is excellent for speeding healing and recuperation from illness. You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage that chicken soup will help cure a cold, and there’s scientific support for such a statement.
5. Reduces inflammation
The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation.
6. Promotes relaxation
The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming, a great preparation pre-sleep.
As you can see, there are a wealth of reasons why you might start incorporating bone broth into your diet.
How to consume bone broth?
- As a hot tea. We have swapped chamomile tea before bed to a cup of broth to help us sleep. Simply heat a cup full to a simmer in a small saucepan and then pour into a mug and consume as you would any other hot drink. Drinking at night before bed will effectively coat your gastrointestinal tract and promote digestion throughout the night. A mug before sleep has a calming and relaxing effect as mentioned above.
- To prepare gluten free ‘grains’. Bone broth adds flavour and protein and most importantly digestibility to your grains. Replace all or part of your liquid with the broth when cooking quinoa, or buckwheat or even rice if you so choose.
- To cook vegetables and prepare soups. Bone broth can also form the basis of many soups and sauces. Prepare your green veggies in the broth in a frying pan for fantastic flavour. Add a cube (prefrozen on ice cube trays) to your favourite stir fry, use in place of stocks when preparing soups.
Berit Lemmik is an interior designer who’s interests are beyond decorating, but living a chemical free and healthy life. Berit and her mum Tiina are passionate about a healthy lifestyle and strongly believe that overall wellbeing begins in your kitchen. After 6 years of traveling the world, Berit (director of House of Detox) teamed up with her mum (training nutritionist), and put their hearts and passion into helping others improve their health and wellbeing. Their number one product being one of the most healing staple foods – Bone Broth with Turmeric.
“We are what we eat and natural lifestyle starts from the food you consume, look after your body, it’s the only one you have”.
Are you already a fan of bone broths? What’s your favourite recipe? Leave a comment below.
Stay Tuned.. Next week I’ll be sharing with you tips on how you can ditch those harmful chemicals and learn some natural remedies.
Was this article interesting? Please share it!
Don’t miss out on my next post by signing up on our homepage.
Tom (AKA The Waterboy) is passionate about natural health and helping others improve their wellbeing by following a natural alkaline diet. He is the director of alkalife working with his brother John on a mission to empower you to take control of your health naturally. He is also passionate about reducing his carbon footprint which flows onto a lot of business decisions. His pet peeves are inconsiderate people, people that cut into your lane without indicating and ironing.