Bone Broth For Joints, Hair, Skin & More!

Wait!  Don’t throw out those meat bones just yet!

Bone broth benefits are numerous, it is chock full of health promoting nutrients.
A liquid gold mine.  Really.

So many times I tossed out one of the healthiest parts of the meal into the garbage, the bones.
Those bones are now saved and carefully used to prepare one of the healthiest beverages you can consume.
Hopefully when you are done reading this you will never look at meat bones the same way again 🙂

What I love about bone broth is, not only is it good for us, but it’s good for our pets too! My lil furry babies love drinking this golden elixir and it does wonders for their health. Bone broth is so easy to make and an affordable way to enhance your joint , gut, and skin health.  Pay extra attention to the “gut health” part.  Never forget this, I have said it before, your gut health should be the number one thing you work on “tweeking”if you want a better immune system, moods, and overall health.  The gut is the heart of the immune system AND is the where the largest amount (80-90%)of serotonin is made. Alot of people think that all the serotonin is made in the brain, not so.

Serotonin is  the feel good brain neurotransmitter  🙂  There are countless people who have very poor eating habits and wonder why they are always the one to get sick or have consistantly low moods and depression. They think some of these junk foods are “mood foods”, in a sense they are right, they are “bad mood foods”.  Heal the gut, give your body the nutrients it is begging for, and watch good health start to take place.  I have seen it done, it makes a difference.

Bone Broth, What Is It?

Bone broth really is an ancient food that has been around for generations. I like to call it a super food beverage!  When you boil the bones for an amount of time from clean sources of meat what you end up with is an incredibly tasty beverage chock full of healthy minerals, collagen, and amino acids. These little goodies are valuable for health and well being and are capable at helping promote gut health, joint health, skin health, and boost your immune system. Sort of  a big deal 🙂 It’s one of the most affordable health foods on the planet with loads of benefits!  For extra bells and whistles many people  take this broth up another level by also adding veggies, herbs, and spices  🙂  The nutrient level goes through the roof! Smile.

So……..you may want to think twice before tossing out this liquid gold when you learn the many bone broth benefits, seriously. How many people complain about gut, joint, skin, and immune system issues?  How many of you want to address these issues without breaking the bank?  Then save this powerful supplement to good health and give it a try and see what it can do for you?

You Drink This Stuff?!

You got it, and………………..I think it tastes great!  Of course I also like to add several tasty health promoting herbs. I have it with herbs and without, and both ways taste great.  I do have to say that either way I make it, I do add sea salt.  I am talking about genuine sea salt, not this generic bleached white stuff that is being called sea salt in some grocery stores.  Gasp!  Real sea salt is loaded with healthy and valuable  trace minerals. So you see where I am going with this?  The possibilities are endless when you start adding things like herbs, spices, veggies, and sea salt to this already nutrient dense drink.  Yes, I am geeked about this stuff, a little  😉

A Closer Look At Some Of The Vital Nutrients In Bone Broth

  •  Amino Acids-  These are building blocks to protein and protein is vital when it comes to biological processes. A decent amount of our tissue, muscle, and cells are made out of amino acids.  Among one their most important roles is to assure optimal transport and storing of nutrients like minerals, vitamins, water, fat, carbs, and proteins.  When it comes to metabolic functioning, there again, amino acids are pretty important. The majority of health issues can  most likely be traced to a metabolic disturbance. Amino acids directly affect moods, fat burning, diabetes, menopause, hair health, cholesterol, arthritis, and menopause to name a few.
  • Minerals- When it comes to optimal health, minerals are no small potatoes. Minerals help in metabolism, bones and teeth, water balance, growth and development, transmit nerve impulses, heart health, maintain ph balance, help fascilliate the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes, contract and relax muscles, and so much more.  Minerals have been called “The spark plugs of life”, and rightly so.
  • Collagen- Out of all the proteins found in our body, collagen is the most abundant. It’s in muscles, skin, bones, gut, tendons, and blood vessels. It’s the glue that holds our body together so to speak. It is what gives strength and elasticity to our skin.  As we get older, collagen levels drop.  Saggy skin, wrinkles, loss of elasticity are some noticeable signs of depleting collagen levels. On the contrary, when you increase your collagen levels you will notice tighter, firmer and smoother skin.

Bone Broth Benefits

Gut health is undeniably one of the most important pillars in overall good health.
We at Wellness Twins are HUGE on gut health. Why? Gut health will make or break overall health and well being. It is so important that to me, it is a waste of time to take supplements and eat good healthy foods if your gut is in a shambles. Heal the gut, heal your health.  You will have a very hard time absorbing anything beneficial from foods and supplements if you have leaky gut and poor digestion.  Everyday I take probiotics and collagen to keep my gut healthy.  Remember, the gut is the heart of your immune system, and where almost all serotonin is made in the body.

Joint health, let’s face it, who doesn’t want less aches and pains and more happier joints? Your muscles are connected to your bones by tendons. Your bones are connected to each other by ligaments. It’s pretty important to have these two connective tissues singing the happy song if you know what  i mean 🙂 You want them to be strong and healthy. What if it’s not all about old age but rather a matter of lacking vital nutrients? To help your body rebuild connective tissue give it the tools it needs, protein. Bone broth has these vital nutrients. The collagen in bone broth also contains glucosamine and chondrotin sulfate.  Here is a study that shows  how consuming glucosamine and chondrotin from cartilage has shown to be more effective than taking an extracted pill form for when it comes to osteoarthritis.  I have also heard some amazing testimonies about how collagen helped to bring back quality of living in people with joint issues. My husband being one, he is a carpenter and knows what it is like to put some serious wear and tear on joints.  Just carrying bundles of shingles up and down ladders all day is one such example.

Want better hair, skin, and nails? The collagen, calcium, magnesium, protein, glycine, proline, and glycosaminoglycans in bone broth  makes a huge impact on the hair , skin, and nails and in a good way.  These nutrients have many anti-aging benefits. It’s not always about applying something topically, but about amping it up internally as well.  Many people notice stronger hair and nails and healthier and tighter skin when consuming collagen.

 

How To Get The Broth?!

Making bone broth is very affordable and easy, but it does take time to make.  I do not recommend getting broth from a typical grocery store.  Why?  Because it most likely is adulterated with fake flavors, preservatives, chemicals and msg.  Not to mention, who knows the source that was used to make what they are calling broth?! Be careful.  Before I explain below how to make bone broth, I understand that there are people out there that simply don’t have time to make bone broth but want to reap it’s benefits to good health. There is another option.  In fact, it is a very easy way to receive all the benefits of a home made bone broth and you don’t have to spend hours making it. It’s a very high quality bone broth collagen powder.  There are different flavors but I use the plain. It’s a high quality broth liquid that is dehydrated, and concentrated.This powder is very convenient and easy to use and I LOVE it. It works very well when added to your morning smoothie. Another popular one that looks really good and has some great reviews is this one here.

These powders can be added easily to many healthy recipes. Another thing to love is how easy it is to have bone broth when away from home on a vacation with no prep, clean up, or work.

Click here to see the book I use filled with yummy recipes including meals, smoothies, and desserts!

How To Make Bone Broth

Things you will need:

  • Large crock pot or large stock pot
  • 2-4 lbs. bones form a clean and healthy source
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons of ACV ( apple cider vinegar )
  • Herbs and spices of your choosing, I use the following: 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. fresh ground peppercorns, 1 Tablespoons of sea salt, 1 tsp. parsley , and 2 tsp. Braggs Organic Sprinkle (24 herbs and spices )
  • strainer

Instructions:

  1. Put bones in large stock pot or crockpot and cover with good quality water and 2 Tablespoons ACV
    ( it is VERY important what quality of water you use ).
    IF you are making lamb or beef broth, brown the meaty bones first by roasting in oven at 350 degrees until browned and then put in crock pot or large stock  pot with 2 Tablespoons ACV about 30 minutes prior to cooking. The ACV helps pull nutrients from the bones.
  2. Add chopped vegetables, herbs, spices, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring broth to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer for at least 7 hours covered. When the fat comes to the top, skim it off. There have been people  known to simmer chicken bones for up to 24 hours and beef bones up to 48 hours. The longer the better. The low temperature and slow cooking time is what helps the the nutrients to be fully extracted from in and around the bones.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool down and then strain broth to remove veggies and bones.
  5.  Pour into a gallon glass jar and drink within 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

For maintenance I choose to drink 8 oz./day and for therapeutic use I choose to drink 16-24 oz./day.

 

Finally

Which ever way you choose to get your bone broth, either home made or Bone Broth Protein Powder, it will be very beneficial to your health.  As I see it, bone broth is CRUCIAL to good health.  Who doesn’t want better hair, skin, nails, moods, joints and gut health?!? Drop us a line and let us know which way you prefer to get your bone broth and how is it making a difference in your life?

 

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2 Comments

  • Alex September 10, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    I love consuming bone broth every day! It has reduced my rheumatoid arthritis
    and pain a good amount. I also used to be sensitive to certain kinds of food.

    I feel the bone broth has helped my digestion. What do you think about
    drinking bone broth with a glucosamine pill for more health benefits?

    Reply
  • Freedom February 24, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    The links for the bone broth collagen powders aren’t working. Can you let me know what they are please? I’m needing amino acids and it looks like this might be a good source 🙂

    Reply

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