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6-Ingredient Bone Broth Soup for Arthritis and Joint Pain

By Evelyn

Chronic joint diseases disrupt the health and mobility of millions of Americans. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of bone disease affecting 10% of men and 13% of women over the age of 60. Fortunately, it’s possible to use food to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with these diseases. Our recipe for 6-ingredient bone broth soup draws on the healing power of nature to halt your joint pain in its tracks.

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

This recipe is simple to make and contains the finest, organic ingredients. The best part is it’s quick and easy to make and only takes 20-minutes to prepare and cook from scratch. Give your joints a rest and reduce inflammation with a cup of hot, steaming, nutritious, bone broth soup for breakfast.

Blast Away Joint Pain with Bone Broth Soup

The fast-paced nature of modern society means that many Americans resort to fast foods and convenience foods to satisfy their hunger. After all, what’s the benefit of cooking something at home when you can pass through the drive-thru on your evening commute or lunch break? Unfortunately, this lifestyle leads to the onset of diseases that affect skeletal integrity, like osteoarthritis. (1)

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

However, if you find yourself struggling with joint pain, you can reduce the inflammation responsible for the condition, by eating foods with an anti-inflammatory effect. Bone broth is an example of a meal rich in probiotic compounds that reduce the swelling of the intestinal wall. (2)

Our soup also contains broccoli. This cruciferous vegetable is a rich source of dietary fiber as well as vitamins and minerals that improve gut health and remove systemic inflammation. (3)

Our recipe for bone broth soup makes for a delicious meal that’s easy to store and transport. The next time you’re stuck in traffic, skip the drive-thru window and crack open your thermos for a serving of nutritious bone broth soup instead.

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

For this recipe, you’ll need to heat a large pot and add some extra-virgin olive oil. Add chopped onion to the pot and let it cook through for 5-minutes until golden brown and soft. Toss in the broccoli, along with the Italian seasoning, bone broth, and water, and wait for the soup to boil. Turn down the heat and let the soup simmer for another few minutes before covering the pot with a lid.

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

Once the broccoli florets are tender enough to pierce with a fork, it’s time to add the cooked barley and let the ingredients simmer for a further 1 to 2-minutes. Remove the soup from the heat and serve while it’s still hot. You can store the leftovers in your fridge for up to 5-days.

Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

Consume a serving of this bone broth soup every morning or afternoon, and you should notice relief in your joint pain after a week or two.


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Bone Broth Soup for Joint Pain

6-Ingredient Bone Broth Soup for Arthritis and Joint Pain



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


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 319 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 16.1 g
  • Fat: 5.2 g
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

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More Bone Broth Recipes and Soups to Try:

Metabolism-Boosting Beef Bone Broth
Zoodle Bone Broth Chicken Noodle Soup
Bone Broth Butternut Squash Soup
Probiotic-Rich Creamy Chicken Bone Broth Soup
Collagen-Rich Instant Pot Bone Broth
Protein-Packed Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

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