Follow this easy crock pot bone broth recipe to add nutrients to your thyroid diet.
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Easy & Simple Crock Pot Bone Broth for Your Thyroid Diet
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This crock pot bone broth recipe offers health benefits like joint pain relief, increased energy, improved digestion, and boosted immunity.
Its iodine content is recommended for thyroid health.
Making bone broth may seem daunting but it’s actually pretty easy to do. To get the best broth benefits, follow the instructions below.
- 2 kg beef marrow and bone knuckles
- 1.5 kg neck bones or ribs (preferably with meat)
- 4L filtered water (cold)
- 3 pieces onions (large and coarsely chopped)
- 3 pieces carrots (peeled and coarsely chopped)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 pieces celery stick (coarsely chopped)
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 tsp green peppercorns (dried and rushed)
- several sprigs of thyme (tied together)
- 1 calves foot (optional)
Crock Pot Bone Broth Instructions
Step 1: Prepare the Beef Marrow, Bone Knuckles, and Calves Foot
Add the beef marrow, bone knuckles, and calves foot to a large pot of water with apple cider vinegar.
Cook the ingredients in a slow cooker and set the heat on a low level. Let stand for an hour.
The heat will bring out the nutrients such as collagen, gelatin, calcium, and amino acids from the beef marrow. Collagen soothes the gut wall to prevent toxins from causing inflammation in your digestive tract.
Make your broth even healthier by using grass-fed beef bone.
Amino Acids Definition: The basic makeup of proteins.
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Step 2: Put the Neck Bones in the Oven
Put the neck bones or ribs with meat inside the oven and set to 175C (350F). Beef neck bones or ribs are packed with vitamin B12, Niacin, and Riboflavin.
These vitamins help the body’s nerve cells to regenerate. This highly benefits thyroid patients.
Step 3: Add the Fat Drippings
Once brown, add the neck bones or ribs to the pot along with any fat drippings.
Step 4: Add the Vegetables
Time to add the vegetables.
Add the onions, carrots, and celery. There are several health benefits of red onion for the thyroid gland.
These include killing germs and stimulating the thyroid gland with phosphorous acid.
Step 5: Check the Water Level
If necessary, add extra water to cover all the ingredients, but make sure to maintain the water level at least one inch from the rim and bring to a boil.
Step 6: Remove Oil Build Up
After simmering the broth for about an hour, a thin oil layer will begin to form. Simply remove any floating oil build up (scums) with a spoon.
Step 7: Add Thyme, Green Peppercorns, and Parsley
Add the thyme and green peppercorns. Turn down the heat and let it simmer.
Add the parsley about 10 minutes before finishing. Aside from adding a kick to your broth, these herbs have health benefits as well.
Thyme is known for boosting immunity. Peppercorns help reduce blood pressure and relieve indigestion while parsley also helps lower blood sugar levels.
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Step 8: Remove the Bones
Now that extracted nutrients are all in the soup, the bones are no longer necessary. Remove them from the stock with tongs.
Strain the broth into a glass container.
Step 9: Refrigerate
Allow it to cool before refrigerating. Freeze to maintain freshness.
Tip: It is recommended to use glass containers. Make sure to leave a small gap from the rim of the cover as it has tendencies to expand.
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When diagnosed with thyroid problems, sticking to a healthy diet is important. Knowing a recipe or two like this crock pot bone broth recipe is a life-saver.
A beef bone broth is packed with amino acids which help repair the digestive lining. Aside from bone broth, consider foods rich in probiotics and high in fiber too.
Would you consider making this crock pot bone broth for your thyroid diet? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 23, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.