The seasons are changing and the weather is getting cooler perfect time for warm soup. Our grandparents have been making chicken soup for years, dishing it out when you feel under the weather. There really is scientific evidence to support that it benefits your health and speeds up the healing process. It’s simple to make, tastes delicious, and offers some amazing health benefits for the whole body.
What is Bone 🦴 Broth?
Bone broth is made from animal bones and connective tissue, typically chicken, beef or turkey, but you can use any animal you prefer. This liquid gold is full of gelatin, vitamins, and minerals in a form your body can easily absorb and use. The actual bone gives you calcium and phosphorus. Bone marrow is rich in iron, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin K2, and omega-3 oils. The connective tissue provides glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate, which are used for inflammation, joint pain, and arthritis. It is highly nutritious.
Where To Get Bone 🦴 Broth
You can buy it from stores or restaurants OR it’s really simple to make at home.
How To Make Bone 🦴 Broth
You cover your animal bones with water in a large pot and add vegetables, herbs, and spices. If you are fighting a cold, make the soup extra spicy with pepper, which will allow the mucus in your respiratory cavities to thin and clear faster. Using apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can help break down the collagen and connective tissues. Add all those herb vitality oils you have laying around and reap the benefits!
According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, adding certain vegetables, herbs and spices can boost your broth to even more health benefits that your body can use. Carrots can be added to help aid in digestion; fennel for an upset stomach; celery to support the large intestine; shiitake mushrooms for probiotic and vitamin D; or turmeric for anti-inflammatory.
You let it cook for a long time, 20-24 hours or if you feel adventurous give it a full 48! The longer it cooks, the more health benefits you can reap from it. Once it’s done simmering, you strain it and refrigerate it to consume, freeze it, add it to teas, soups, sauces, gravy, beans, and so much more!
Bone 🦴 Broth Benefits
• Promotes Healthy Gut • Boosts Immunity • Reduces Joint Pain & Inflammation • Promotes Strong Bones & Teeth 🦷 • Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair