BONE BROTH

This immune-boosting super food isn't only beneficial for humans, it also makes a fine supplement for dogs, young and old. Rich in gelatin, potassium and calcium,bone broth for dogs aids in your dog's gut health. Additionally, it helps joints, bones, and the immune system

 

 

Recipe :

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs bones from a healthy source

  • 2 chicken feet (optional)

  • 1 gal water

  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 stalks of celery

  • herbs and spices (to taste, optional)

  • 2 cloves garlic (optional)

  • 1 bunch parsley (optional)

Instructions

  • If you are using raw bones, especially beef bones, it improves flavor to roast them in the oven first. I place them in a roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes at 350°F.

  • Place the bones in a large stock pot or the Instant Pot.

  • Pour cool filtered water and the vinegar over the bones. Let sit for 20-30 minutes in the cool water. The acid helps make the nutrients in the bones more available.

  • Rough chop and add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pot.

  • Add any salt, pepper, spices, or herbs, if using.

Stove Top

  • Bring the broth to a boil. Once it has reached a vigorous boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until done.

  • During the first few hours of simmering, you'll need to remove the impurities that float to the surface. A frothy/foamy layer will form and it can be easily scooped off with a big spoon. Throw this part away. I typically check it every 20 minutes for the first 2 hours to remove this. Grass-fed and healthy animals will produce much less of this than conventional animals.

  • Simmer for 8 hours for fish broth, 24 hours for chicken, or 48 hours for beef.

  • During the last 30 minutes, add the garlic and parsley, if using.

  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Strain using a fine metal strainer to remove all the bits of bone and vegetable. When cool enough, store in a gallon size glass jar in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.

Instant Pot

  • Add the garlic and parsley to the pot if using, place the lid on the pot, and set valve to seal.

  • Cook at high pressure for 2 hours, followed by either a quick release or natural pressure release. Either is fine.

  • Let cool slightly, strain, and store in a gallon size glass jar in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.

Notes

Detailed stove-top timing instructions below.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 1575IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Bone Broth Helps The Liver Detox.The liver is the master organ of detoxification. The dog’s liver is under assault daily as the poor dog lies on carpets and floors treated with chemicals, walks on grass that’s been treated and sprayed with poisons, consumes 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 suffer this onslaught and its capacity to detoxify is limited by the availability of the amino acid glycine. Guess what has tons of glycine? Bone broth!

In the book Deep Nutrition, Dr Cate Shanahan writes “The health of your 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, very special molecules that help keep our joints healthy.”

Bone broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans and you might even be familiar with one of them: glucosamine. Not only does bone broth contain super amazing amounts of glucosamine, it’s also packed with other joint protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid.

Moreover, the glycosaminoglycans from bone broth are resistant to digestion and are absorbed in their intact form. According to Dr Shanahan, they act like hormones, stimulating cells called fibroblasts, which lay down collagen in the joints, tendons, ligaments, and even the arteries.

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