I love trying new foods and supporting my local farms, markets, and restaurants. But this past weekend, the amount of food paired with rich sauces I indulged in was a bit more than I was used to. 12 hours later I didn't feel so hot, and water and my morning smoothie just weren't doing the trick to soothe what felt like hot knives in my stomach. As I was searching through my cupboards, fridge and finally freezer, I found a container of Boned Broth I had generously received at the Victoria Health Show the weekend prior. So I warmed it up on the stove, and voila! The perfect soup for soothing and actually healing what was happening in my gastrointestinal tract.
Boned Broth sources their beef bones from British Columbia’s most respected meat supplier, Two River Meats. Their farms are located throughout BC and focus on ethically raised and grass-fed animals free of antibiotics, hormones, and chemical feed additives. All super important in my books, but the medicinal value was what I was desperately searching for...
The two cups of broth I prepared contained important nutrients for healing my sensitive and inflamed digestive tract. Collagen, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, silicon, phosphorus, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulphate along with 57 grams of highly digestible and absorbable protein. It is packed with Glutamine- the ultimate amino acid for gut healing. Glutamine is the major food source for the cells that line our digestive tract. It is also responsible for supporting a healthy immune system and improving muscle function. Add to that is Glycine- a building block of our master antioxidant Glutathione and a supporter of healthy sleep, Proline- another helper for leaky gut, and Arginine- perfect for helping heal multiple tissues in our bodies. With the addition of local organic vegetables and herbs, it tasted delightful.
And yes, you can make homemade bone broth and add all your favorite veggies and spices, but for a quick fix for a sore tummy, this was my choice, and you can pick up at your local health food store.