The Top Anti-Inflammatory Soup

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Soups for Arthritis and Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Unfortunately, lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis.

Help manage your arthritis by eating right!

Fortunately, it’s possible to use food to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with these diseases. Recipe for soup draws on the healing power of nature to halt your joint pain in its tracks. 

The goal of an anti-inflammatory diet is to increase the antioxidants you consume in order to reduce the number of free radicals that can damage cells.

You Are What You Eat

A healthy diet can not only help with weight maintenance (and even weight loss) but will ensure you take in the right mix of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to support joint and bone health. Be sure to include plenty of vegetables in your meal-planning. Choose the rainbow, a variety of colors, to ensure you’re getting a wide range of nutrients.

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This is a photo of three glasses filled with the best, golden and rich bone broth. Photo is from 45 degrees and glasses are sitting on a wooden surface.

The BEST (and Most Simple) Bone Broth Recipe + Bone Broth Benefits

 
 
Here’s ALL you need to know about bone broth, its benefits, and how to make the BEST BONE BROTH OF YOUR LIFE (that’s also the EASIEST) to ensure you are giving your body what it needs to be healthy.
 
  • Prep Time5 minutes
  • Cook Time3 hours
  • Servings12
  • Calories170kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, chopped if very large, use only 1
  • 3-4 pounds beef bones that have cartilage and some meat on them i.e. knuckle bones, shank bones, oxtail, rib bones, femur bones
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large pot (or pressure cooker) and add enough water to just cover the bones. Let it boil and once it boils, turn it off so you can skim any scum that may have surfaced. (This is optional but some believe it to be helpful in keeping the taste pure. Sometimes I do it and sometimes I don’t. Totally up to you.)
  • If using pressure cooker like InstantPot, put it on the pressure cooker setting on high for 3 hours and allow the pressure to naturally release when it’s done.

    If using a regular pot over the stove, let it simmer for 12-16 hours.

    If using a slow-cooker, let it simmer for 12-16 hours.

  • Strain the cooked broth to keep the liquid gold you’ve just made.
Notes

You can obviously add any other veggies or herbs you like to the pot to increase electrolytes, vitamins, and micronutrients, but they don’t really add any further flavor. The onion is key.

 

Some people add a tablespoon of vinegar to the pot to help extract more calcium from the bones, but I personally don’t want to get more calcium than necessary, as I don’t believe it to be particularly healthy. The process of cooking the bones for a long time already leeches plenty of calcium from the bones and if you drink bone broth regularly, it’s important to consider this. In addition, vinegar is not added to any traditional Persian bone broths and I always err on the side of ancestral knowledge when it comes to nutrition. 

 
Important tip!

To make sure you get all the collagen from the cartilage into your broth, put back any large cartilage chunks right back into your strained bone broth. Every time you heat it up, collagen will continue dissolving into your broth. 

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST AND EASIEST BONE BROTH?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Unfortunately, lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis.

You can obviously add any other veggies or herbs you like to the pot to increase electrolytes, but they honestly don’t add any further flavor.

Some people add a tablespoon of vinegar to the pot to help extract more calcium from the bones, but I personally don’t want to get more calcium than necessary, as I don’t believe it to be particularly healthy. The process of cooking the bones for a long time already leeches plenty of calcium from the bones and if you drink bone broth regularly, it’s important to consider this.

So this is how it’s done:

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Unfortunately, lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis.
  1. Add onions, meaty/cartilaginous bones, turmeric, sea salt, and black pepper to a large pot. Add enough water to just cover the bones and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, skim the scum that may have risen to the top. This is optional but some believe it to be helpful in keeping the taste pure. Sometimes I do it and sometimes I don’t. Totally up to you.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Unfortunately, lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis.
2. If you’re using a pressure cooker like an InstantPot, put it on the pressure cooker setting on high for 3 hours and allow the pressure to naturally release when it’s done.

If using a regular pot over the stove, let it simmer for 12-16 hours.

If using a slow-cooker, let it simmer for 12-16 hours.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Unfortunately, lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis.

3. Once it’s done, just strain it and you’ve got yourself the healthiest, tastiest, and definitely the EASIEST bone broth in the world.

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

Bone Broth Soup for Arthritis and Joint Pain

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Yield:4 1x
 

Ingredients

1 medium onion, finely chopped 

4 cups small, organic broccoli florets

1 cup cooked pearled barley

3 ½ cups homemade bone broth

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 ½ cups water 

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. 
  2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened and translucent. 
  3. Add the broccoli, Italian seasoning, bone broth and water. 
  4. Bring the soup to a low boil. 
  5. Cover with a lid and cook until the broccoli florets are fork tender. 
  6. Add the cooked barley and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the heat. 
  8. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and serve.