Humans have been drinking bone broth for thousands of years. And with good reason. Bone broth is a mineral powerhouse packed full of crucial nutrients that provide some of the building blocks necessary to maintain healthy teeth and bones.
A few important minerals include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, collagen, and various others. These minerals are also great for helping to maintain healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints.
There’s a reason why doctors and mothers alike prescribe bone broth when you’re feeling a little under the weather. All bone broths — chicken, beef, fish, lamb, etc. — have been part of a traditional diet of every culture since the dawn of time, and are the basis of all fine cuisine.
Our ancestors used broth as a way of using every part of the animal. They would boil and simmer the broth for a period of days. This is because the slower and longer bone broth is simmered, the more nutrients and minerals are released, which have the power to absolutely transform your health.
Bone broth for healing teeth and gums
Bone broth is an excellent source of collagen. Collagen is so important for dental health because it is found in our teeth and in the connective tissue which holds the teeth firmly in place in our jaw.
Not only does bone broth strengthen the collagen around your teeth but it is also vital for improving bone density, which is essential for keeping the teeth strong and healthy.
Bone broth for glowing skin
Bone broth is packed full of glycosaminoglycans (or GAGs for short). Well known GAGs include glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid, which are all utilized by the body as collagen. Many of these mentioned GAGs are found in anti-aging products and supplements for joint health.
Collagen production decreases as we age, which results in more wrinkles, sagging skin, and a dull complexion. Bone broth is, therefore, a natural and inexpensive way of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and giving your face a more plump and youthful glow. That’s what we like to hear!
Bone broth also contains gelatin which has been known to protect the skin against the aging effects of sunlight.
Bone broth for immunity boosting
Bone broth has absolutely fantastic gut-supportive benefits essential for maintaining immunity. It helps to restore a healthy mucous lining in the gut and absorbs water into the digestive tract, aiding healthy and regular bowel movements. Maintaining a healthy and balanced gut microbiome is crucial for helping combat harmful microorganisms and helping the body to absorb vital nutrients and vitamins from food.
Bone broth is also rich in the amino acid glycine, which is a neurotransmitter that supports a healthy mood, protects against stress and promotes healthy sleep.
How to improve teeth and gum health naturally with bone broth!
The food we eat plays an extremely important role in maintaining good oral health. Bone broth is an inexpensive and delicious way to ensure that we are getting all the essential minerals and nutrients that our teeth and gums need. And as we mentioned above, the bonus of adding bone broth to all your favorite recipes is that it strengthens your hair, skin, nails, joints, and immune system! What’s there not to like?
So how do you make bone broth?
- Place the bones of your chosen meat into a large stockpot or slow cooker and cover with cool filtered water.
- Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the water. This helps to pull out important nutrients from the bones.
- Let the bones sit for about 20-30 minutes in the cool water to allow the apple cider vinegar to draw the nutrients out.
- Slowly bring the broth to the boil and then reduce heat to simmer for at least six hours.
- Keep removing the impurities that float to the surface by scooping them away with a spoon. Grass-fed, healthy animals will produce a lot less of this frothy scum than conventional animals.
- Go ahead and add your chosen vegetables such as onion, garlic, carrots, celery, parsley, etc.
- Simmer at low heat. Chicken bones can cook for 24 hours. Beef bones can cook for 48 hours. This long, slow-cooked way of preparing the broth is important in order to extract vital nutrients from the bones.
- Use a strainer to remove all the bits of bone and vegetables and enjoy your incredibly delicious and nutritious broth!
It will keep for two weeks in the fridge, or up to three months when frozen.
It’s very important that we take good care of our teeth and gums by ensuring good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and getting regular dental cleanings. We recommend brushing your teeth with Good-Gums all-natural tooth and gum powder, which is jam-packed full of herbs and minerals that activate the moment the powder dissolves in your mouth.
What’s good for your mouth, is good for you!