Benefits of Bone Broth

From a healthy gut to radiant skin and a boosted immune system, the benefits of bone broth are not just hype. Here is the information you need to get started.

Protects Joints

In the active community of Bozeman, it is important to stay on top of joint health. Why not kill two birds with one stone, and get this protection from your food. Bone broth is one of world’s best sources of natural collagen, the protein found in vertebrae animals — in their bones, skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone marrow. One of the most valuable components of bone broth stock is gelatin, which acts like a soft cushion between bones that helps reduce friction.

Research done by the Department of Nutrition and Sports Nutrition for Athletics at Penn State University found that when athletes supplemented with collagen over the course of 24 weeks, the majority showed significant improvements in joint comfort and a decrease in factors that negatively impacted athletic performance.

Great for Gut Health

Bone broth stock is easily digested and soothing to the digestive system, unlike many other foods, which can be difficult to fully break down. Studies show that gelatin is beneficial for restoring strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities such as and dairy, helping with the growth of probiotics in the gut.

Healthy & Radiant Skin and Hair

We have all heard that collagen helps form elastin and other compounds within skin that are responsible for maintaining a youthful tone, texture and appearance. Collagen is accredited with helping reduce the visible signs of wrinkles, decreasing puffiness and fighting signs of aging. Another added benefit will be found with thicker, healthier hair and nails.

Boosts Immune System

One of the most remarkable things about bone broth is its gut-supportive benefits, which is known to have a holistic effect on the body and support healthy immune system function. Whether it is winter or summer, we can always benefit from an immune system boost. Traditionally made bone broths are believed to support healthy inflammatory response and normal immune system function. Bone broth can even promote healthy sleep, boost energy during the day and support a healthy mood.

Detoxification

While the human body has its own means of detoxifying itself from heavy metals and other toxic exposures, it often has a hard time keeping up when flooded with an overwhelming amount of chemicals. Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxification agent since it helps the digestive system expel waste and promotes the liver’s ability to remove toxins, helps maintain tissue integrity, and improves the body’s use of antioxidants.

Check out our recommended Bone Broth Recipe!

By | 2018-01-18T20:34:24+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

If you haven’t tried Bone Broth yet, you are in for a treat! Not only is it delicious, hearty and filling, the health benefits are great too. The longer you cook this nourishing broth, the more savory and concentrated it will become. Roasting the bones beforehand will add even more flavor and richness. View the full recipe at Epicurious.com

*Make Ahead of Time:
Broth can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and up to 6 months in the freezer.

Print Recipe
Bone Broth
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9-24 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 lb beef bones preferably a mix of marrow bones and bones with a little meat on them, such as oxtail, short ribs, or knuckle bones (cut in half by a butcher)
  • 2 carrots unpeeled carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium leek end trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 1 head garlic halved crosswise
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9-24 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 lb beef bones preferably a mix of marrow bones and bones with a little meat on them, such as oxtail, short ribs, or knuckle bones (cut in half by a butcher)
  • 2 carrots unpeeled carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium leek end trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion quartered
  • 1 head garlic halved crosswise
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place beef bones, carrots, leek, onion, and garlic on a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Toss the contents of the pan and continue to roast until deeply browned, about 20 minutes more.
  2. Fill a large (at least 6-quart) stockpot with 12 cups of water (preferably filtered) . Add celery, bay leaves, peppercorns, and vinegar. Scrape the roasted bones and vegetables into the pot along with any juices. Add more water if necessary to cover bones and vegetables.
  3. Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook with lid slightly ajar, skimming foam and excess fat occasionally, for at least 8 but up to 24 hours on the stovetop. (Do not leave on stovetop unattended, simply cool and continue simmering the next day.) The longer you simmer it, the better your broth will be. Add more water if necessary to ensure bones and vegetables are fully submerged. Alternately, you can cook the broth in a slow cooker on low for the same amount of time.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool slightly. Strain broth using a fine-mesh sieve and discard bones and vegetables. Let continue to cool until barely warm, then refrigerate in smaller containers overnight. Remove solidified fat from the top of the chilled broth.
By | 2018-01-24T17:19:35+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Recipe|0 Comments