Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints
The Marine Corps Needs Strong Bones
When I was in the Marine Corps, the cooks always had a huge pot of bones simmering on the back burner. Some broth was scooped into whatever was cooking. This kept healthy troops that could do difficult tasks–and survive.
When my stock of beef bone broth needs replaced I go to the local butcher shop and buy a 40-pound box of meat-laden cut up bones. They keep it for the dogs. I give a few (not too many) to my wife—not for her to chew on, but to make her own bone broth. She doesn’t like mine—she wouldn’t come near mine. I like it that way—but don’t tell her. Leaves more for me.
Making the Bone Broth for Healthy Bodies
Anyway, I fill the turkey roaster with bones and put in some celery, red peppers, salt, lots of onions, green sage (lots of it), pepper corns and a few other things … and old vegetable cuttings that I have saved in my freezer. I add 2-3 gallons of water and stand back to watch the stuff simmer on low heat.
It has cooked 55 hours and will cook until morning. I will drain it through a strainer and make ice cubes for my everyday needs. Three or four cubes make my breakfast into a delicious feast. I also like to just heat a few cubes to sip with some crackers.
Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints Provides Trace elements for a healthy mind and body
Bone broth is a good way to restock the body with trace elements that help prevent nutrient deficiency diseases. Our bodies store trace elements in our bones, and withdraws them as needed–even at the detriment of our bones.
Scurvy, the old–sailors-disease, also known as Beriberi; Rickets-deformed bones, Goiters, Pellagra-referred to as “three D’s”-diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia, and night vision problems, are all caused by nutrient deficiency.
This is a heritage recipe passed down from My wife’s mother–bless her ornery old carcass, “she done well.”
I always have some adult supervision—my wife looking over my shoulder. She raised a healthy family and a healthy old goat. Fifty 60-years of cooking and her Mother’s teachings are not to be overlooked