Something that was very simple for me when growing up was my mom boiling a large, extra bone from an animal. From this, she would make a broth, and at the time I just assumed that it was a cheap way to obtain soup. Little did I know that cheap, easy to produce broth has great health properties. Easy as although it takes within 24 and 72 hours to simmer the bone to remove those nutrients, there is zero else that has to be done.
But as for the health benefits of bone broth for babies, that was the little-known secret. There is one rather important caveat, however, and that is the bone that is used for this broth is of the highest quality. When I was younger, that wasn’t much of an issue, as especially in the Midwest the cattle on the farm were not far away from the dinner table. Now, of course, we have to concern ourselves with how the cattle are raised, as because obviously the nutrients that go into growing that bone are the same ones that we are extracting in our broth.
Today we must be more aware of where the animals have been raised. Whether it’s chicken or beef, you should know that the animals were organically raised, and in the case of beef, they were grass-fed animals. It has been noted that chickens, for example, that was raised in concentrated feeding operations tend to produce stock that does not gel, which is famous for its therapeutic properties.
And just why is this easy-to-make food so healthy? Bone broth for babies is easy to digest and has been found to heal the lining of the intestines. In fact, it contains valuable nutrients that are vital healers for your entire body. But leaky gut syndrome has become a larger issue with people as we consume diets of processed foods that aren’t easy for the body to digest. Any lesions in the guts can allow partially undigested food, bacteria, and other toxins to pass from the intestines into the bloodstream. This can naturally lead to an array of health problems.
Leaky gut leads to many autoimmune disorders and allergies. Bone broth for babies soup has been known to heal leaks in the intestines. The gelatin attracts and holds liquids, which include digestive juices, and this leads to proper digestion. In fact, it had been published years ago that chicken soup does have medicinal qualities which significantly fight infection.
Bone broth has other health qualities, as well. It reduces joint pain and inflammation, and this is due to glucosamine and other compounds extracted from the cartilage. It helps promote strong, healthy bones because of the calcium and magnesium that play important roles in healthy bone formation. It can also make you look better by promoting healthy hair and nails. Finally, the glycine in bone broth is known to have a calming effect on the system, allowing you better sleep.
Often the old remedies are still the best ones. If you’ve been around as long as I have you perhaps remember some of the things that we took for our health, but we had no understanding what they were designed to fix. Somehow back then people just knew of many things that worked.