Bone broth is one of the most nutritious and healing foods there is. It can be used daily to boost your vitamin and mineral intake and its powerful for recovery from illness and particularly for women post labour. You can the broth for soups, stews, or drink it straight. The broth can also be frozen for future use. It’s so simple and cheap to make and you can easily incorporate it into your day. Firstly, some of the amazing health benefits are:
– Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion. The gelatine found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion
– Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses
– Reduces joint pain and inflammation because of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage
– Fights inflammation – Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects.
– Promotes strong, healthy bones because of the high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation
– Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatine in the broth
It’s oh so easy! There are lots of different ways to make bone broth, and there really isn’t a wrong way. You can find different variations online. Simplest way to make it is with a slow cooker or crock pot.
What you need
Chicken carcass (preferably organic or free range) or beef bones
2 celery sticks
2 tablespoons of vinegar. the vinegar helps leech all those valuable minerals from the bones. Apple cider vinegar is good to use.
Enough water (preferably filtered) to cover the carcass
Using a slow cooker, cook on low for 24hrs
In a pot, bring to the boil and remove any scum that rises to the top then simmer for 24hrs
Enjoy and good health!