Day 1: Faux Pho – Lamb Broth with Daikon Noodles

Hearty and extremely filling.

Go into any 5 star restaurant, and you’ll find a large pot of broth simmering, the secret ingredient that imparts a complex flavor to any dish.

Bone broth is one of the most nutritious things out there. It is extremely easy to digest and is high in minerals and amino acids in a form the body can absorb easily. So it’s only natural that it is the staple of our healing diet.

Nutrients:

Minerals – Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sulfur

Amino Acids – the building blocks of proteins – Glycine, proline, arginine

Others – chondroitin sulfates, glucosamine

Heals the gut

– Leaky gut contributes to many autoimmune diseases.

– Promotes the ‘healing and sealing’ your gut. It’s easy to digest and heals the lining of your gut.

Fights infections

– Fights off cold and flu

Reduces joint pain

– Bone broth contains chondroitin sulfates and glucosamine, which are sold as expensive joint supplements. These come from boiled down cartilage

– Glucosamine repairs damaged joints, stimulates the growth of new collagen, and reduces inflammation

Reduces inflammation

– Broth has a high concentration of anti-inflammatory amino acids, such as glycine, proline, arginine.

– Inflammation contributes to many modern diseases.

Bone strength and tooth health

– Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus

– Remineralize and heal teeth

Hair, Skin and Nails

– Gelatin and collagen promote healthy hair and skin.

– Eliminate celllulite because it supports smooth connective tissue

Tonight’s Recipe

Lamb broth – local lamb neck bones from whole foods simmered in the crockpot for 24 hours. Plenty of marrow.

Daikon noodles – organic daikon made into noodles using a vegetable peeler. Cooked 20 min (too long, would have preferred 10 min)

Shitake mushrooms – cooked 10 min. Perfect

Scallions – from the garden

Filter out the bones better next time.

Sources:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/16/bone-broth-benefits.aspx#_edn3

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9890/10-benefits-of-bone-broth-gut-healing-recipe.html

http://wellnessmama.com/5888/how-to-make-bone-broth/

http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/03/health-benefits-of-bone-broth.html

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