Health Benefits of Bone Broth
Almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth for its nutritional significance, versatility and overall deliciousness. Chinese medicine practitioners use bone broth to strengthen the kidney, support digestive systems and build blood. The term “Jewish penicillin” is used for chicken soup, known to inhibit cell inflammation and mitigate cold symptoms. And the English sip beef tea, or beef broth, used since the Victorian era.
Bone broth has been used very successfully for similar affects in the healing of canine and feline pet companions. When your pet ingest bone broth, it feeds their body with collagen, which is the building block of cells to bones, ligaments, cartilage and the brain. Gelatin, a form of collagen used in food, is used (among other benefits) to help digestion because the liquid gets absorbed into the body quickly and without much effort. Making bone broth excellent for dogs and cats with food sensitivities and gastrointestinal disorders because it is usually very safe and tolerable for the body.
There are other virtues of bone broth. Bone marrow helps the immune system by carrying oxygen to cells in the body. Minerals such as calcium and phosphorus are essential for maintaining healthy bones and generating energy. Bone broth also contains easily absorbed minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur chondroitin, glucosamine and a variety of trace minerals. many of these minerals are very good for treating arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases.
* Help heal leaky gut issues
* Helps detoxify the liver
* Reduces inflammation
* Reduces Joint and muscle pain
* Fights infection
* Helps repair weak bones
* Supports bone growth in puppies
* Soothes dry skin
Healthy Homemade Bone Broth for Dogs & Cats
with Healthful, Herbs and Spice For Dogs and Cats
Here are five reasons you should consider bone broth twice a year.
Good the Joint support
The health of your pet companion's joints depends upon the health of the collagen in your ligaments, tendons, and on the ends of your bones. Collagens are a large family of biomolecules, which include the glycosaminoglycans, these are very special molecules that help keep your dog's joints healthy.
Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycansm. Not only does bone broth contain super amounts of glucosamine, it’s also packed with other joint protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.
The glycosaminoglycans from bone broth are resistant to digestion and are absorbed in their intact form. They act like hormones, stimulating cells called fibroblasts, which lay down collagen in the joints, tendons, ligaments, and even the arteries.
Liver Detox With Bone Broth
The liver is the main organ for detoxification the body. The dog’s liver is under assault daily by chemicals in the carpet and floor cleaners, lawns treated with chemicals & poisons, processed foods with toxic and synthetic ingredients, and suffers through toxic dewormers, flea and tick preventives, drugs, antibiotics, vaccines and more.
The liver was never meant to fight this amount of toxins and its capacity to detoxify is limited by the availability of the amino acid glycine. Bone broth is loaded with amino acid!
Promotes A Healthy Gut
The lining of the intestines is contains millions of tiny holes that allow the passage of digested nutrients to enter the body. Stress, poor diet and bacterial overgrowth can cause more holes to open or to become bigger…this is called leaky gut.
The problem with those big holes is that things can pass through that aren’t meant to, including undigested food matter, toxins and yeast. The body will notice those undigested food particles as foreign invaders and start to attack them. This is how allergies and food sensitivities develop.
Great Nutrition For Sick Dogs
Have you ever had a dog with terrible diarrhea and had trouble getting him back on solid food? Or a dog who is convalescing and doesn’t have a great appetite but you know he needs more nutrition?
Great For Rescue dogs!
Studies conducted in the 1800′s showed that when there is plenty of gelatin in the diet, the body’s need for protein from meat sources can be reduced by as much as fifty percent! Bone broth is also an excellent source of important minerals and can bolster the immune system (think chicken soup)!
Bone broth is also loaded with glycine, which aids digestion by helping to regulate the synthesis of bile salts and secretion of gastric acid.
Pet Nutrition Systems Bone Broth Recipe:
* Use a whole or half chicken complete with bones, placed in a pot of water;
* For every gallon of water in the pot add:
* 2 to 2.5 tsp of organic unpasturized, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV), or;
* The fresh juice of one (1) whole lemon.
* The natural acids in the ACV and lemon help to break down the bones which releases the healthful minerals from the bones into the broth as it cooks;
* The following herbs (optional):
* ½ tbs of dry or fresh finely chopped sage;
* ½ tbs of dry or fresh finely chopped basil;
* ½ tbs of dry or fresh finely chopped rosemary;
( You can toss in a few carrots and or parsnips and celery if you want to)
* Simmer on a low heat;
* When chicken starts to fall off of bones;
* Remove all of the meat and carrots/parsnips from the pot;
* Leave the herbs in the liquid;
* Leave the fat in the liquid – do not skim it off;
* Leave the skin in the liquid;
* Allow the meat and (veggies) to cool then;
* Let simmered on a stove burner or with a crock pot (slow cooker).
* This recipe uses chicken, vegetables and herbs as the base broth - you then add the marrow bones from:
* If you are using a red meat bone extend the simmering time period from 24 hours to 36 hours.
* If you want to maximize the nutritional value and healing qualities of the broth use bones/meat from grass-fed organically raised animals...
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