Sunday, July 22, 2012
Cooks have a lot to say about broth. Its the staple of the kitchen from which other recipes are created.
I have been drinking broth, because my tummy needs healing. It's easy to digest and contains fats that soothe the tract.
I found an interesting quote on the web: "when we eat a specific part of an animal, it nourishes that same part of our body." I really liked this website from Nourishing Kitchen. She quoted sources that are written by people with credentials in their field. (http://nourishedkitchen.com/bone-broths-a
Things I learned by body area:
Trace minerals for bone health.
So a bone broth should feed hair nails and bones.
Nourshed kitchen quotes the author of Deep Nutrition, an MD trained at Cornell University's Molecular Biology program.
"65% of the mineral mass of bone is made up of calcium and phosphorus – the two main minerals that compose our teeth. When making bone broths we stew the bones for several hours, even days, the stock itself becomes very rich with minerals."
Shanahan and Chinese medicine stock suggest that bone broths (more than stocks) feed the kidneys and therefore the adrenal/hormone powerhouse of our body as well, which is a part of the kidney system in Chinese medicine, building blood and Chi. Shanahan is a contributor to and Oxford press scholarly publication on the relationship between Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder includes arterial calcifications.
new word "glycosaminoglycans (GAGs for short) that are highly concentrated in joint tissues". When boiled down, these are available in the broth and go to the part of our bodies that need them. I can visualize all the connective tissue that was on the bones when I put in the stock pot...and then fed the to the dog after the simmer...I could see the difference and reduction of licking the foot bones. He is leaving his left paw alone now.
"This means that glucosamine-rich broth is a kind of youth serum, capable of rejuvenating your body, no matter what your age. After decades of skepticism, orthopedists and rheumatologists are now embracing its use in people with arthritis, recommending it to ʻovercome or possibly reverse some of the degradation that occurs with injuries or disease. "(Deep Nutrition)
YOuth serum - I wasn't looking for that, but I plan to check out her book.
Gotta get me some more bones, and cook them for a lot longer.