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The Healing Powers of Bone Broth: A Nutrient-Packed Elixir



Note: This blog may not be the best read for vegetarians or vegans.


Welcome to Aceso Chiropractic’s blog! Today, we’re diving into the world of bone broth—a nutrient-rich elixir cherished for its numerous health benefits. With its resurgence in popularity, bone broth is a staple worth adding to your diet. Let’s explore why this age-old remedy is making waves and how it can support your overall well-being.

What is Bone Broth?

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones with water, vegetables, and herbs over a long period, typically 12 to 48 hours. This slow cooking process extracts vital nutrients from the bones and connective tissues, resulting in a savory, nutrient-dense liquid. Using a pressure cooker can shorten the cook time to about 3 hours.

Nutritional Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is packed with essential nutrients, including:

  • Collagen: Supports skin, joint, and ligament health.

  • Gelatin: Aids digestive health by repairing the gut lining.

  • Amino Acids: Vital for muscle repair, immune function, and gut health.

  • Minerals: Provides calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium for bone health and muscle function.

Hemsley + Hemsley and Bone Broth

Wellness advocates Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley highlight bone broth as a cornerstone of a nourishing diet in their book "The Art of Eating Well." They recommend incorporating bone broth into your daily routine for its versatility and nutrient density.

How Bone Broth Supports Chiropractic Health

At Aceso Chiropractic, we believe in a holistic approach to health that includes proper nutrition. Here’s how bone broth can complement your chiropractic care:

  • Joint Health: Collagen and gelatin support cartilage maintenance and repair.

  • Gut Health: Gelatin helps heal the gut lining, improving digestion and nutrient absorption.

  • Inflammation Reduction: Amino acids have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Immune Support: Rich in minerals and amino acids, bone broth boosts the immune system.

Making Your Own Bone Broth

Creating your own bone broth at home is simple and rewarding. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds of animal bones (chicken, beef, or fish)

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, smashed

  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, and bay leaves)

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Place the bones in a large pot or pressure cooker.

  2. Add apple cider vinegar and enough water to cover the bones.

  3. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.

  4. Add vegetables, garlic, and herbs.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer (or set pressure cooker to high for 3 hours).

  6. Simmer for at least 12 hours (or 3 hours in a pressure cooker).

  7. Strain the broth and discard the solids.

  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for later use.

Conclusion

Bone broth is more than just a food trend—it’s a time-honored tradition with immense health benefits. By incorporating bone broth into your diet, you can support your body’s natural healing processes and complement your chiropractic care. At Aceso Chiropractic, we are committed to your overall well-being. For more tips on holistic health and nutrition, stay tuned to our blog or schedule a consultation with us today. Here’s to your health and happiness!


The content of this blog is for educational purposes and is not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.


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