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What is bone broth?

What is bone broth?

Bone broth is a food product that has gained some momentum in recent years, but actually, the method to create bone broth has been around for a very long time. Our ancestors have been making broth for years and it is now through research that we are beginning to understand why this food is known as a superfood.

In simple terms, bone broth is bones used from animals such as cows, lambs and chickens that are then boiled in water for a long period. Adding apple cider vinegar and the long cooking process of boiling the bones helps to extract important minerals from the bones that then transfer into the broth itself. The minerals found in bones are proven to have scientific health benefits for the human body.

What is bone broth?

A jelly broth is filled with collagen

A good beef bone broth that is collagen-filled should be a jelly-like consistency before heating. Heat changes the consistency of broth turning it to liquid.

When we make our bone broth we use only the marrow and the knuckle bones as we have found these give the best results in cooking broth. We also roast our bones and slow-boil them for over 40 hours with our homemade apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is an acid and the acid helps to extract important minerals found in bones that are important to our health.

Why is bone broth good for you?

Bone broth is good for you because it contains important minerals that your body can become depleted in, collagen is one of those. Collagen is a protein and is found in bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. Over time, we produce less collagen and the production of collagen can also become affected by high sugar diets, smoking, sunlight, autoimmune disease, genetic changes and the ageing process. Therefore, replacing collagen naturally can help stimulate the growth of collagen in the body and have a direct impact on improving your health [1].

When I first started including bone broth in my diet, I found that instantly the bloating went away and I didn’t crave sugar as much. I felt fulfilled after eating it and I began to lose weight quickly. Our customers so far, have also reported similar results.

Bone broth can help with Leaky Gut Syndrome

According to Dr Josh Axe, he believes that bone broth can help if you are suffering from a leaky gut. [3]

What is Leaky Gut?

The intestines are protected by a single layer of cells linked together by tight junction proteins. Leaky gut symptoms are a consequence of intestinal tight-junction malfunction.

These tight junctions are the gateway between your intestines and your bloodstream. They control what is allowed to pass into the bloodstream from your digestive system. Tight junctions have a very precise job — they have to maintain the delicate balance between allowing vital nutrients to enter your bloodstream while remaining small enough to prevent xenobiotics (disease-causing compounds from your diet or lifestyle) from passing out of your digestive system into the rest of your body. [4]

Leaky gut syndrome is more common than you think.

It is argued by many, but there is no scientific evidence to back up, that leaky gut syndrome can cause a wide variety of ailments, including autism, anxiety, depression, eczema and cancer. Most of these claims have yet to be proven by scientific studies. However, it is believed that leaky gut syndrome does exist and the symptoms of having a leaky gut are very real. Some of the symptoms range from bloating, food sensitivities, fatigue, digestive issues and skin problems (5) [6]. Therefore, these symptoms can be accounted for in many people in the UK and around the world.

How does bone broth help leaky gut syndrome?

Having a leaky gut can cause an array of health problems and it’s not just limited to the gut. The gut is now being linked to many other conditions that have emerged over the years, auto-immune diseases, diabetes and mental health are just some of them. [7] There is a common belief that bone broth helps to reduce inflammation of the gut. The collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine found in the broth can help heal the damaged cell walls.[8]

Eat bone broth every day

Eating bone broth every day should be as important as brushing your teeth. However, it’s important to remember to buy bone broth from a supplier who has tested for collagen content within the broth. In our beef broth, we’ve had ours tested for collagen amounts and can confirm that 3.6g of collagen is found in 100g (100) of beef broth.

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