Bone broth is a traditional, highly nutritious food made from a long simmer of animal bones in water, allowing numerous nutrients to seep out from the bones. If you aren’t already consuming bone broth on a regular basis, I highly recommend you to do so! It’s inexpensive and easy to make, and has numerous health benefits.
This Healing Bone broth is:
- an excellent source of minerals.
- boosts the immune system and reduces allergy symptoms.
- improves digestion and heals inflammation in your gut lining.
- is high in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus (promotes strong teeth and bones).
- has a high collagen content for healthy joints, hair, skin, and nails.
- helps eliminate cellulite.
It can be made from the bones of beef, lamb, poultry, or fish. If possible, use high quality bones from grass fed cattle, pastured poultry, or wild caught fish.
Whenever I roast a chicken, I save the leftover bones in a plastic bag in the freezer. Then when I have accumulated bones from about 3 chickens, I use them to make bone broth.
Ways to use this Healing Bone Broth:
- I use it in many recipes which call for chicken stock- sauces, curries, soups, and stews:
- When anyone in the family gets sick, I like to feed them soups made with bone broth, as it strengthens the immune system and is very gentle on the digestive system.
- You can cook your rice or pasta in it for an extra nutritional boost.
Let’s compare this healing bone broth to chicken bouillon cubes, which many of you may be using in your cooking. Not only is it lacking in the minerals and gelatin of bone broth, but it also contains harmful substances such as:
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG): this is added to food to make it taste better. This is one of the worst food additives you can find. It overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, which can cause brain damage and learning disabilities. Other side effects include cancer, cardiac problems, obesity, eye damage, and headaches.
- Partially hydrogenated oil: a very harmful processed oil which has been linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. In June of 2015, the FDA (United States Food & Drug Administration) has required all food manufacturers to remove these harmful fats from their products within the next 3 years.