I recently started supplementing my diet with bone broth. I ordered from Bone to be Wild, a company from Kauaʻi that is committed to quality. This product was recommended to me by my doctor in response to some difficulties I was encountering with my skin, nail, and hair health. He & his wife take daily shots of this, but it can also be enjoyed as a warm beverage, added to your morning smoothie, or used in your favorite recipes.
Let food be thy medicine.Hippocrates
Historically, when people have been sick, what would instinctively be given to them? SOUP! Sometimes, the answer is not so complicated. So if we are encountering less-than-optimal physical functioning, we should intuitively turn to this nutrient-rich, ancient cure.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is a silky, salubrious brew that offers the body a bounty of benefits. The difference between bone broth and regular broth is a longer cooking time, which allows the collagen and minerals in the bones and tissues to dissolve into the stock.
Calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus from the bones support a healthy immune system and increase bone strength. Gelatin enhances your gut health, while glycine fends off fatigue. Not only does the collagen support and strengthen your joints, it also boosts the skin’s elasticity and helps diminish fine lines.
Bone broth is also soul-warming and delicious! It can be sipped from a cup or bowl — or it can form the base for a delicious soup or stew. Try substituting bone broth for water the next time you simmer a pot of your favorite grains. You can also freeze bone broth for up to a year.
Benefits of Bone Broth
There are many health benefits to drinking bone broth, particularly due to collagen, a structural protein found in skin, cartilage, and bone. When boiled, collagen breaks down into gelatine, glycine, and glutamine.
Gelatine is the most abundant protein in bone broth. Once in the digestive tract, gelatine is able to bind with water to support the healthy transit of food through the intestines and has therapeutic effects for those with irritable bowel syndrome. Gelatine may also be beneficial for injury prevention and tissue repair and is known to be effective at improving pain, stiffness, and joint function in patients with osteoarthritis.
The amino acid glycine, present in bone broth, has multiple functions in the body including supporting healthy sleep patterns. Research shows dietary glycine has proved effective at improving the sleep quality of patients with insomnia. It is also thought that glycine exerts its effect by regulating our internal body clock and lowering our body temperature to prepare us for sleep.
- Source of beneficial amino acids.
- Good for digestion and gut health.
- May support immune function.
- Supports the production of anti-aging molecules.
- May support weight-loss.
- May support joint health.
- Might help you get to sleep.
How to Make Bone Broth:
Bone broth is simple to make. The exact amount of beneficial amino acids that can be obtained from bone broth will vary depending on which bones are used and how long they are boiled for. For the best results, select joint bones such as knuckles and feet. Cooking ‘low and slow’ and with an acidic ingredient will enhance nutrient extraction. Vegetables and herbs can be added during the last hour for added flavour.
One of my favorites is turkey broth! So if you are able to make this as a result of your holiday cooking, that is always a great option.
Source: BBC Good Food
My doctor recommended a local company that is now shipping to all the Hawaiian Islands and parts of North America…
I absolutely loved the packaging and branding of this bespoke product! It arrived two days after I placed my order, and was wrapped and packed well!
Bone to be Wild
Bone To Be Wild offers the most medicinal bone broth available on Kauaʻi. Their broth is simmered for 48 hours to ensure that every last mineral and nutrient from the bones and connective tissue dissolves into the liquid. More than a pound of organic, humanely raised ingredients goes into every 16-ounce cup. They source their bones from Wailua Meat Co., a farm on the dewey slopes of Kauaʻi’s iconic Sleeping Giant mountain. 80-year-old pastures host a lovingly cared for family of cattle. Across 1,326 acres, the farm’s 500 cows are humanely raised and grass-finished under the heed of expert ranchers. All of their herbs are local and organic.
I also ordered beef tallow to try. Beef tallow is an amazing oil due to its high smoke point of 420 degrees. It adds extra flavor to food and is also used commonly as a balm, salve, or cleanser for skin.
In the past, I have made skincare products at home, so I look forward to revisiting that with this new ingredient in the future.