Bone broth will work wonders for your gut as well as for the strength and health of your joint and ligaments.
Plus, if you consume it at the right times, it’s a great way to lose weight while ensuring you’re getting all the nutrients you need.
Boiling bones releases many important nutrients we need for optimal health including: iron, vitamins A and K, fatty acids, selenium, zinc and manganese.
Bone broth is also high in gelatin which can protect your joints and 're-fuel' them from the wear and tear of years of use.
Plus, it’s full of collagen which is amazing for your skin and bones.
Bone broth is aslo full of anti-inflammatory amino acids which may help with conditions such as leaky gut as people with inflammatory bowel disease tend to have lower levels of some amino acids in their bodies. Bone broth may be the key to your gut health!
One of the most common ways to tap into the benefits of bone broth is by consuming the warm and delicious liquid in the mornings as a replacement for breakfast. Bone broth will help you enter ketosis so you can start using your fat stores for energy, plus it is satiating so you’ll be getting nutrients and won’t feel hungry.
In short, for optimal health and well-being, you’d be crazy not to be enjoying regular bone broth!
So, we know bone broth is essential for our health, but how do we start tapping into the benefits?
There are several pre-made options you can purchase from the supermarket.
But, to have total confidence about what you’re putting in your body and to save money, you’re best to make your own!
Here’s my super simple bone broth recipe which has helped hundreds of novice chefs make the perfect broth:
Step 1: Roast the finest beef bones you can find (McKenzie's Meats of course) in an oven tray for about 40 mins
(note, I have used frozen bones which is totally fine)
The idea is to brown them so they become a little crispy and start to cook, releasing more flavour.
Step 2: Once the bones are golden brown, place them in a big pot or slow cooker
Step 3: Add some vegies for flavour (optional) like celery, carrot, leaks, onions, or lemons. I like to add some Apple Cider Vinegar too for extra gut health benefits and flavour.
Step 4: Cover with water and cook for 10-20 hours in a slowcooker or on a stove top.
Step 5: Strain all the contents so you're left with the golden liquid only. Place the liquid in a container or jug in the fridge.
Step 6: When set, scrape off the fat.
The golden liquid can then be warmed up in the microwave or on the stove. Serve with some quality salt and start sipping on that beautiful broth!
And there you have it, nutrient and vitamin rich bone broth ready to heal your gut and improve your health!