Updated: Mar 22
Ditch the aspirin and the anti-inflammatory pills and get your laughing gear around the
ultimate in back to basics food. Bone broth seems to have won the hearts of trendsetters and ancestors alike and its easy to understand this love affair when you look at its nutritional credentials.
Extraordinarily rich in protein and minerals, bone broth is like a hug in a mug for your gut bugs due to the digestability and bio-availability of nutrients. It is also the first line of nutritional therapy when it comes gut healing and can be particularly beneficial for reducing the symptoms of IBS and IBD.
With over 70% of our immune system residing in the gut, research has long supported the idea that the health of our gut and our gut lining are linked to the overall health of our immune system. Bone broth packs a massive punch when it comes to healing compounds. Collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline are all great for repairing and soothing the gut lining which will protect you from food allergies and intolerances.
Glycine supports the body’s detoxification process and is used in the synthesis of haemoglobin, bile salts and other naturally-occurring chemicals within the body. Both Gelatin and Glycine also support digestion and the secretion of gastric acids. Proline, especially when paired with vitamin C, supports good skin health.
The body has an innate ability to heal itself, so if you give it the tools it needs with a healthy diet and the proper vitamins and minerals, it has a better chance of fighting off illness, even in the thick of cold and flu season.
Down to DIY?
Buying some organic bones from the https://organicfoodsandcafe.com and making it
yourself is a great low cost option. A pack of organic grass fed beef bones is just 35 AED
and makes a good 4 litres of broth. Check out fellow autoimmune foodie Phoenix Helix for a great bone broth making tutorial here: https://www.phoenixhelix.com/2015/03/21/instant-pot-bone-broth-tutorial/.
No I’m not getting my hands dirty
If you can’t face doing the leg work, Dubai has a growing number of places to buy delicious
organic, grass fed bone broth it or have it delivered right to your door, the below are some of my faves:
Varieties: Lamb, Beef, Mushroom, Chicken Broth
First Floor Trident Grand Mall opposite Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort - Dubai, daily 8am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 589 6626
Varieties: Beef, Chicken Broth
G06, Lakeshore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, Dubai, Tel: 800-018-3736 for deliveries.
The Roost Rotisserie(Broth LAB)
Varieties: Chicken, Beef, Vegan
API 1000, Al Wasl Road, Al Thanya Street Junction, Al Manara Dubai
Tel: 800 76678