Jeanette Hyde -
Author of 'The Gut Makeover'
WEEK OF BROTH
Please tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a nutritional therapist and author of The Gut Makeover and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book, which have been at the forefront of the gut health revolution. I work with patients in private practice on gut health, and run workshops and retreats to help people develop healthy gut for long-term overall health and happiness.
And I love cooking and eating!
What are you currently working on?
Putting together a secret PhD proposal, and working on a randomised control trial designing a gut-friendly diet for children with ADHD with St Mary’s University in London.
I’m developing more workshops and retreats, I love working with women in groups, they can be very powerful for motivation and learning new ways to take care of ourselves. They are selling out quicker than I can provide them and there is only one of me!
Are you familiar with bone broth?
Of course! Only use the real stuff. Use every feeding occasion as a chance to feed your body nourishing food, rather than impoverished impressions of foods which is what many stock cubes are.
Do you ever make your own stocks/broths? If so how do you find it?
I use an electric pressure cooker to make my own – no chicken carcass ever goes in the bin. New, safe, pressure cookers mean you can make them in a couple of hours without stinking up the whole house. I boil the bones till they crumble between your fingers and release all the powerful minerals into the water.
How did you find cooking with our broths?
Do you ever use a cheeky stock cube?
Would you consider using this regularly?
Yes – I like the portability of the sachets and you could empty one into a cup and heat in a microwave then add a teaspoon of miso as a great afternoon pick-me-up. See my Gut-vril
Did using broth make a difference to the taste and/or texture of your food?
See my recipe for German Potato Salad – the broth soaks into the potatoes and make them taste absolutely delicious. Makes a lovely change, and much healthier than processed mayos.
Obviously it's only a short time that you may have consumed our broth but there is some evidence to say it has anti-inflammatory properties, can aid sleep, digestion and collagen levels. Did you feel better for consuming it? Sleep better? Improvement in skin? Digestion? Please elaborate if so.
I haven’t had a cold in years – and bone broths are a staple of those years. Good gut health, sleep, and skin are impacted by a concert of factors (stress, overall diet whether processed or unprocessed, variety of vegetables etc) but bone broths are definitely a key part of staying healthy for me
Which was your favourite flavour and why?
The beef broth – I make my own chicken stock a lot, but don’t usually have beef bones around, so having the sachets has been really useful.