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Benefits of Bone Broth – Bariatric Edition

… why you should consider making some today.


High-Quality Bone Broth is on the menu this week. I’ve attached an easy recipe to follow so we can all have some on hand.


But why bone broth?  And, what even is bone broth?


I am always talking about bone broth to my clients.  I want them to discover this amazing liquid.  The simple recipe I’ve attached can be tweaked in many different ways to suit your taste buds.


It may sound “icky” but bone broth is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissue.  Yes, you’ve heard that right.  It differs from “stock” in that the bones are brewed low and slow for many hours. This releases the bone marrow and gives you a liquid rich in collagen.


Drinking bone broth can benefit your joints and digestive system.  It can even help with hair loss, which so many people have issues with post-bariatric surgery.


Bone broth can help heal the gut and may help reduce inflammation. There is an important amino acid in bone broth called glutamine.  Glutamine can be helpful with digestion also.  This means that a daily dose of bone broth may be a very easy way to get anti-inflammatory amino acids into the stomach.


You can make bone broth from just about any animal – pork, beef, veal, turkey, lamb, bison, buffalo, venison, chicken, or fish.


The recipe I’ve included here – is for beef bone broth but you can exchange it for any of the animals I’ve mentioned above!  Don’t like the beef version? Make it from chicken.  Doesn’t have enough flavor for you?  Then add more seasonings to your liking.


We are boiling down animal bones and connective tissue.  We can then use this nutrient-dense stock as a warm beverage, for your soup, and sauces.


Animal bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals.  These are the same minerals that we require to strengthen and build our bones.


As all the ingredients simmer in your pot, instapot, or crockpot, their nutrients are released into the water in a form that our bodies can easily digest and absorb.  So many of us don’t get enough of these nutrients in our diets, so drinking bone broth is such a great way to get more.


Trust me.  The cooler weather is coming, and it would be so wonderful to add a beautiful, nutritious cup of bone broth to your mornings.


Don’t knock it till you try it (I like mine with a squeeze of lemon or lime).




Healthy Hugs.




About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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