Divine Health

October 9, 2012

I’m getting ready to make bone broth. I purchase marrow bones from Whole Foods and place them in a huge crock pot with water. I add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and cook on high from anywhere between 12 to 24 hours. I let the concoction cool in the fridge and then scrape the fat from the top. I package in containers holding about 1 1/2 cups of the liquid, then place them in my freezer. The entire batch will last me about 3 months.

What are the health benefits, you ask?

The following information is from Divine Health from the Inside Out:

 bone broth contains gelatin a colloidal substance that attracts digestive juices to itself and prevents gastrointestinal bugs from attaching themselves to the gut wall and wreaking havoc. The gelatin in bone broth assists digestion.

anemia and other blood disorders respond to gelatin in the diet as well. Gelatin is used to tonify the blood. Glycine, a key ingredient in gelatin, plays a vital role in the blood. (Table II) Also if gelatin is extracted from bone, then marrow, where blood cells are produced is also extracted. Chinese studies have shown gelatin to increase red blood cell and hemoglobin count, increase serum calcium level, increase the absorption and utilization of calcium, and prevent and treat myotonia atrophica (muscle wasting)

For more information on the health benefits of bone broth please visit: Divine Health

Here’s to your health!


Lena Jácome

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