Bone broth has proven to be a treasure trove of health benefits. The internet lists a slew of good-for-you claims about the savory soup, but which ones are true? And more important, how can you make bone broth when you don’t have 24 hours of cooking time to spare? Mealplan Sports Nutritionist, Kim Bowman, M.S. summarizes the top benefits of bone broth, and shares a quicker recipe anyone can follow.

Bone Broth Benefits

Healthy Joints

Bone broth contains chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine, which reduces inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. It also contains collagen, which restores cartilage.

“This was supported in a study by Current Medical Research and Opinion (Clark et. al. 2008) on varsity athletes who saw improvements in joint pain after a 24-week supplementation with collogen hydrolysate,” Kim adds.

Healthy Digestive Function

The amino acids in bone broth strengthen gut lining and promote the growth of probiotics, aka good bacteria, in your stomach.

Whole-Body Detoxification

Bone broth promotes the liver’s ability to flush out toxins.

Glowing Skin

The collagen in bone broth supports healthy skin texture, tone and firmness.

Metabolic Efficiency

Bone broth contains glutathione, which is a key nutrient for supporting metabolic function and efficiency.

Mealplan Bone Broth Recipe

If you were unsure about bone broth prior to reading this, you’re probably a bit more jazzed about it now. Check out the Mealplan bone broth recipe below and start reaping all the benefits of this natural, healing elixir.


Bones from a whole turkey or chicken
Assorted veggies for flavor (i.e. half an onion, a few carrots, a few stalks of celery)
Fresh herbs (thyme, sage and are my go -to)
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
Filtered water (or half filtered water & half vegetable broth for more flavor)


Place bones in instant pot.
Top with veggies, seasoning & salt
Add Apple cider vinegar & then add in enough water to completely cover the bones
Wait an hour before starting the instant pot if you can (so the apple cider vinegar can pull the minerals out of the bones)
Hit the soup button and set 120 minutes on the instant post on the high-pressure setting
Wait 15 minutes before depressurizing the pot
Strain the broth and pour into mason jars
Serving size= 1 cup
Estimate calories- 41, Protein-9.4, Cho-0.6, Fat-0, fiber- 0, sugar- 0

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