Nourishing Beef Broth With Turmeric, Coconut Cream and Ginger

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Recipe From Pete

My new recipe book, the “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook,”
is now out on store shelves. This endeavor is something that I proudly share
with one of the most talented chefs I’ve ever met, Pete Evans. Both of us are committed
to providing you with valuable knowledge on how to improve your health by adopting
the ketogenic diet into your lifestyle — and this book will surely fill you in
on that.

For now, let me whet your appetite with this delicious,
creamy beef bone broth recipe, brought to you by Pete. The turmeric and
ginger add not just
color and fragrance to the broth, but also give it an invigorating spicy flavor
— perfect for sipping during cold weather. It’s also ideal for
lactose-intolerant people, as it uses coconut cream in place of dairy. Make
this your soup of choice this fall and winter!


2 cups beef
bone broth

2 tablespoons finely grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, plus extra to serve

1 cup coconut cream

and freshly ground black pepper

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander


Place the broth, ginger, turmeric and coconut
cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for five minutes to
allow the ginger and turmeric to infuse. Season with salt and pepper.

If you like your broth slightly sour, stir
through the lime juice to taste.

Pour the broth into mugs, sprinkle on the
coriander and a touch more turmeric, take a sip and enjoy!

Serves 3

The Hearty Benefits
of Homemade Bone Broth

Consumed by various cultures for thousands of years, bone
broth has been highly valued for its curative properties since early times. It
is actually one of the foods I highly recommend and ingest regularly to help
maintain my well-being.

I’m actually glad to see this health food in the spotlight,
perhaps owing to endorsements of it by professional athletes like LeBron James
and Kobe Bryant,[i] as
well as its popularity in trendy restaurants in locations like New York and Los
Angeles that are dedicated to serving bone broth.[ii],[iii],[iv]

But what exactly is bone broth? In its simplest form, this is
a concoction made by simmering bones or carcasses of animals in water, in a pot
or slow cooker, for a certain period of time.

Take note that the simmering time, which can take anywhere
from an hour to 72 hours, is important. The longer you allow the broth to
simmer, the more gelatin, minerals and nutrients — such as phosphorus, calcium,
magnesium, potassium and trace minerals — are released from the bones. These
components are what give the broth its restorative and healing properties.

According to registered dietitian and My Foodie Noodie
founder Kayla McDonell, here are some ways that bone broth can improve

Benefits your digestive system

Delivers many important vitamins and minerals

Improves sleep and brain function

Supports joint health

Promotes weight loss

Fights inflammation

Bone broth is a crucial key to healing and sealing your gut,
and helps promote healthy digestion as well. It can help reduce joint pain and
inflammation thanks to the cartilage, which expels generous amounts of chondroitin
sulfates, glucosamine and other compounds.

There’s no one way to create a delicious pot of bone broth,
but here are some helpful tips you should keep in mind:

Identify a source for high-quality animal
They should come from grass fed animals, and not from livestock
raised in concentrated
animal feeding operations (CAFOs)

Use a slow cooker or crockpot
for more efficient and hassle-free cooking.
You can put the ingredients
in the pot in the morning, turn it on low heat and then come back to it in
the evening.

The more gelatinous your
broth, the more nourishing it is.
This is because it contains high
amounts of collagen. If your broth becomes jiggly after being placed in the
fridge, then it’s a sign that it’s well made.

Use a mixture of bones.
You can use beef, chicken, pork and even fish bones.

For more collagen and cartilage, try adding pig feet, chicken feet or
joint bones to the broth. Meanwhile, shank or leg bones can give you plenty
of bone marrow, which also provides valuable health benefits.

Use filtered water to make
your broth.

Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the broth during the cooking process.
ACV will help leach the minerals out of the bones.

Freeze your broth for later

These Two Spices Add
a Depth of Flavor to Your Broth

While vegetables and spices are only a secondary requirement
to making bone broth, I have to admit that they play an essential role in
making sure you end up with a nourishing soup that you will enjoy sipping.

In this recipe, the ginger and turmeric add an Asian-like
vibe to the broth. But aside from the flavor, these ingredients can provide you
with wholesome benefits.

Turmeric, a spice that’s been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese
medicine for many years now, has garnered a great deal of interest due to its
healing properties. Case in point: Turmeric milk, or “golden milk, is now a
fast-rising trend.

Aside from curcumin, its active component, turmeric contains
high amounts of fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamins B6
and C, all of which can contribute to health benefits, such as:

Helping ease inflammation that can lead to
inflammatory bowel diseases and other illnesses

Provides relief for joint pain and rheumatoid
arthritis symptoms

Helps manage cholesterol

Relieves indigestion

Offers heart- and liver-protective effects

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Similar to turmeric — and in fact, its close cousin — ginger
is also an ancient spice that has played a role in food and medicine for
centuries. Just recently, it has been found to have an effect on metabolic
syndrome, a condition that is closely related to obesity, as well as
diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problems.[vi]

Other health effects attributed to ginger include its
ability to reduce oxidative stress, provide relief for nausea, and help ease
pain and discomfort. For more about the health benefits of ginger, read “Ginger
Fights Obesity

About Pete Evans

Pete Evans is an
internationally renowned chef who has joined forces with Dr. Mercola to create
a healthy cookbook that’s loaded with delicious, unique Keto recipes, ideal for
people who want to switch to a ketogenic diet. The “Fat for Fuel Ketogenic
Cookbook” will be released November 14.

Pete has had numerous
noteworthy contributions to the culinary world. He has not only cooked for the
general public, but he’s also cooked a royal banquet for the Prince and
Princess of Denmark, a private dinner for Martha Stewart, and even represented
his hometown at the gala GʼDay USA dinner for 600 in New York City. Pete’s
career has moved from the kitchen into the lounge room with many TV appearances
including Lifestyle Channel’s “Home show,” “Postcards from Home,” “FISH,” “My
Kitchen Rules” and “Moveable Feast.”

Source:: Mercola Health Articles