We consume so much animal protein, but we ignore the transformational nutrients locked in bones. Bone broth pays homage to our ancestral roots that utilized every part of the animal. Boiling bones for long periods, ideally in a pressure cooker, releases healing compounds that are the building blocks supporting gut, skin, joint, and immune health.
No matter how healthy you eat, it’s not necessarily what you eat, but what you can absorb. Bone broth is a true elixir of youth because it’s wealth of nutrients is quickly and easily absorbed. Compounds such as gelatin and glucosamine abundantly found in bone broth are stellar at promoting gut health and reducing inflammation, essential to recalibrating your health to ensure you optimize absorption of all the nutrients in your healthy diet.
Just as important as what you put into your body is your ability to remove toxins. Bone broth is rich in lesser-known agents such as glycine and glutathione, which support cellular and liver detoxification.
Looking for youthful elastic skin? Discard the expensive creams with questionable fillers and xenoestrogens (compunds that mimic estrogen) and build healthy new skin from the inside-out! Bone broth is rich in collagen which enables your skin to repair and rebuild, reducing signs of aging and inflammation to promote a natural healthy glow.
For the best bone broth, start off with the best quality bones. You can utilize bones from any animal, but I’ve had best results with organic grass-fed beef joint and marrow bones. I boost the anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties of my bone broth by adding turmeric and ginger.
Add your favorite veggies to the broth not only to add flavor, but also to release sulfur. Glutathione and sulfur work together to promote detoxification and oxidative stress.
The thousands of applications for apple cider vinegar never cease to amaze me – I can’t go a day without using it in some way! ACV aids in the extraction of nutrients from the bones. A little goes a long way, so just drop a couple tablespoons.
Top your ingredients with turmeric and be generous with black pepper, as it boosts the absorption of turmeric’s most potent anti-inflammatory element, curcumin. Add water to the until all ingredients are submerged. If using a pressure cooker, set for 2 hours; if a slow cooker or stovetop, 12-18 hours.
When your cooking method is complete, strain the broth and store in the refrigerator. You’ll know your batch of bone broth is rich in collagen and gelatin if it solidifies into a gelatinous texture. Give it a shake and if it jiggles, you’ve got the good stuff! Be consistent with your broth intake, at least 1-2 times daily, to realize full benefits. Try replacing your morning tea or coffee with bone broth and if you’re consistent, you’ll notice improvements in your energy levels, skin, and workout recovery.
Instant Pot Gut Healing - Anti-Inflammatory Bone Broth
- 4 lbs beef bones I used tendon bones because they contain most of the cartilage which is needed for good gut lining
- 3 carrots roughly chopped
- 3 celery stalks roughly chopped
- 2 onions roughly chopped
- 1 garlic bulb cut and peeled
- 10 parsley sprigs
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Turmeric
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8-10 cups of distilled/filtered water
- Place beef bones, carrots, celery, onions, parsley and garlic into your pressure cooker.
- Sprinkle your turmeric, salt & pepper.
- Add the Apple Cider Vinegar and water.
- Pressure cook for 2 hours. (If using a slow cooker, put it on low heat for 10-18 hours)
- Strain broth and allow to cool and enjoy!