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Chicken foot soup, Oxtail Stew, Cow foot Stew, Stew Peas with Pig Tail, Fish Head soup, Curried Goat. etc… Get their Due!
(Aunt I’s Oxtail)
I have often recommended patients in pain to visit one of the local Jamaican Restaurants for a helping of Oxtail or Cow-Foot dish to help get rid of joint pain for years. Now medicine is finally discovering that the benefits of traditional foods are even greater than we had originally thought. Here are some additional the benefits of bone broths:
Bone broths benefit your gut and much more. Preventing leaky gut is thought by functional medicine doctors to possibly be causative in autoimmune disease.Also helps with allergies and food intolerances. Studies have found bone broths to be soothing to the digestive system. A recent study in the journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that gelatin effectively supports intestinal health and integrity. Bone broths are one of the most beneficial foods to reduce inflammation of the gut lining and therefore support immune system function. Bone broths have been found to increase glutathione, one of the most important detoxifiers and antioxidants in the body. Bone broths have been found to promote sound sleep, improve mood and even increase energy.

Today the body is challenged by the increase in pesticides, food additives and toxic chemicals. The high amounts of glutathione, sulfur (especially when vegetables are added) combined with the potassium, glycine and essential minerals act like chelators removing toxins from the body promoting liver function.

Bone broths contain Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin Sulfate in easily digestible forms. Studies find that these nutrients support healthy inflammation response, cardiovascular health, bone health, skin health, reducing wrinkles and tightening skin, reducing cholesterol, increasing skin firmness, and helps improve the health and of ligaments and joints. Bone broths contain large amounts of collagen, which is the main protein found in connective tissue, the breakdown of collagen is what forms the gelatin in bone broths. Gelatin helps people with food allergies and sensitives tolerate foods such as gluten. Gelatin also helps to promote probiotic balance and growth. Collagen tightens skin and reduces wrinkles and cellulite. Collagen also helps to promote bone strength.

Bone Broths are a rich source of amino acids that promote the growth of bones and muscles.
Bone broths also contain glycine that prevents the breakdown of protein tissue, used to make bile, and is a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep and improves memory and performance.
Bone broths rich in collagen include traditional stews like Chicken foot, Fish Head, Curried Goat, Pigs Tail, Ox Tail or regular chicken soup (must include the neck and back).

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