I have been wondering about broths. I am on GAPS and it strongly relies on broths for healing. It is our family's main source of calcium right now. I need it as I have osteopenia/porosis. But I wonder how I really know how much calcium is in my broth. How do I know how much I should be drinking? And it is quite expensive to get high-quality grassfed beef bones. Is it ok to buy conventional or will I loose any nourishing benefit from them?
I started using bone broth years ago when my JRA kid had some bone loss in her wrists. The bone broth seemed to help. Her x-rays actually showed some improvement after a year of the bone broth. I was convinced.... the doc was skeptical. Oh well. I make a batch whenever my bone bag in the freezer fills up. I use a kitchen hammer to break the bones some before the long simmering.
Mine are mostly from animals we raise, or from wild animals, like wild pigs. So not organic, but healthy. I don't know what the "dosage" is, but we use it alot, esp. this time of the year. I'd say each day we all have at least 2-3 cups in soups. I make at least 2 kinds of soups a week and we eat that for breakfasts and lunches and suppers (often our appetizer for supper).
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