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A Sip Above the Rest…Is Bone Broth All Its Boiled up to Be?

  • Michelle Gimbar
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    Address correspondence to Michelle Gimbar, MS, RDN, Director of Nutrition Services-Renal Dietitian, Bridgewater Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 159 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13903.
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    Director of Nutrition Services-Renal Dietitian, Bridgewater Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Binghamton, New York
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      Is bone broth the elixir of life missing in your diet? A traditional food source used for centuries, bone broth has gained popularity in the food and health industry over recent years. In part to the rise of the Paleo diet, which promotes foods of the pre-agricultural era such as sustainably sourced meats, fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits, while avoiding legumes, dairy, refined sugar, cereal grains, and processed foods.

      Vandyken P. What to Eat on the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet website 2016. Available at: http://thepaleodiet.com/what-to-eat-on-the-paleo-diet-paul-vandyken/. Accessed July 31, 2017.

      Bone broth recipes can be found in popular “Paleolithic-based” cook books and is being touted as a way to relieve aliments from arthritis to wound healing.

      Moskin J. Bones, Broth, Bliss. The New York Times website 2015:1. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/dining/bone-broth-evolves-from-prehistoric-food-to-paleo-drink.html. Accessed July 16, 2017.

      With this food trend gaining strength, you can find prepackaged bone broth next to customary broth products in your local grocery store. Restaurants are starting to step up to the plate and are serving the sip-able broth on their menus. Bordo's bone broth, in New York's East Village, is a popular spot known for their homemade broth where a 16 oz. cup of their organic chicken bone broth will cost you $9.00.
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