If it were not for my bone soup intake, I would still suffer from many gastrointestinal problems. The broth forms an integral part of many protocols focused on the healing of the digestive system, how the GAPS protocol of the renowned doctor Natasha Campbell-McBride and also the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP for its acronym in English).
Bone broth contains high levels of three especially important amino acids: glycine, proline, and glutamine.
- PROLINE – We need proline to make collagen (and have healthy and beautiful skin) and also to make cartilage (and have a healthy skeletal system).
- THE GLYCINE FOR DETOX – Glycine is the simplest amino acid, used as a base to make other amino acids, including glutathione. Glutathione is an antioxidant manufactured within the body that plays an extremely important role in the process of detoxification.
- GLUTAMINE – We need a LOT of this important amino acid to heal the intestinal walls and the digestive system in general . Glutamine also strengthens the immune system and is part of the construction of muscles.
COOKING THE BROTH FOR A SHORT OR LONG TIME: THE DEBATE
A great debate within the community of evolutionary nutrition, is about how long the broth should be left cooking . The answers vary from a few hours to 3 days to reach the perfect broth (3 days is more for the broths of beef bones than for the other types of broth).
The general consensus is that the more sensitive (the sicker) the person, the less time you have to cook the broth you drink. For example, people with a very unbalanced digestive system (such as those with autism, gastritis, etc.) should drink a light broth, cooked for only about two hours or so.
If you have just started this journey towards the healing of the digestive system, it is better to start with a light broth. Then, you will see how you feel. Maybe each week you can increase the time you cook it a little bit. Gradually, you move towards a denser and more nutritious broth. The good thing is that it does not matter if you cook it for a few or many hours, surely the soup of bones will benefit you!
HOW TO MAKE BROTH OF BEEF BONES (WITH POT OR CROCKPOT)
Basically the process is the following:
- Bake the bones for 30 minutes. (It’s not a mandatory step either, people who recommend it do it because they say it improves the taste, if you do not want to light your oven, nothing happens.) Put raw or frozen bones in front of the pot.)
- Put the baked or raw bones, vegetable remains, and about 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the pot (or crockpot).
- On high fire, everything boils.
- Once boiling, cook the broth, without lid, on low heat for a minimum of 3 hours. The advantage of crockpot is that you can leave it in “low” cooking throughout the night to have a very powerful broth the next day and it will not evaporate the water either.
- Let the broth cool and store it in glass jars in your fridge for a week. You could also freeze it (beware of glass jars if you are going to freeze it, fill it to only two thirds).
Any questions, write me in the comments below and I will gladly help you.
Health for all,