Got a bone?

We are often asked what should I be eating after a serious injury or orthopaedic surgery and the answers can be wide and varied. However, one thing I nearly always suggest is broth made from fresh bones. Here is a nice article highlighting why throwing out your Sunday roast bones is like throwing out GOLD!


Scott Tindal MSc (SEM, London) MCSP

Clinical Director


Looking at a bone, you might think it has nothing to offer in terms of nutrition. Lick it, and it has an unpleasantly sandpapery texture. Bite into it, and all you get is a sore tooth. It looks so dead; what kind of useful nutrients could possibly be in there?

The answer: just about everything. Bones are a perfect example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. Locked away inside that hard shell is a wealth of essential nutrients – anti-inflammatory and gut-healing proteins, healthy fats, and a wealth of minerals just waiting to be used. Wild animals the world over know this: they’ll go straight for the bones every time they make a kill. Unlike dogs or vultures, though, human beings aren’t built to crack open the bones with our bare teeth. Instead, we have to make our oversized primate brains earn their keep by cooking the bones to get at the goodness inside.

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