According to an old South American proverb, “good broth will resurrect the dead.” In Chinese medicine, steaming bowls of bone broth contain super strengthening powers.
Unlike regular chicken soup, bone broth is usually cooked for between 24-48 hours, giving the stew enough time to extract every bit of nutrients from the bones of whatever you choose to cook with.
The magical elixir goes by many different names across the world, but its benefits for health are universally accepted.
From healing IBS and other gut issues to detoxifying the body, calming inflammation, reducing the severity of cold and flus as well as giving the body a high dose of minerals, amino acids, magnesium, collagen and calcium – bone broth really is a superfood.
It is important to remember to use high-quality bones when you are cooking bone broth. Buy organic, grass-fed meat that is free of toxic chemicals and inflammatory grains. After all, extracting the nutrients from bones in this manner means that anything that is fed to the animal, will be stored in their bones and muscle and make its way into your healing broth – so it pays to shop wisely.
Bone broth for your gut
The gelatin found in bone broth helps to heal the gut as well as promote better digestion. The hydrophilic colloid (the type of gelatin) attracts liquids that assist in the metabolic and digestive process.
Fights against infection
A soothing bowl of bone broth can help alleviate the symptoms of cold and flu viruses, opening up your sinuses and helping to reduce mucus buildup in the lungs and chest.
Helps to reduce joint pain
The anti-inflammatory powers of bone broth are due to the chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine and magnesium that are extracted from the cartilage when cooking.
Bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium and other nutrients that help create and maintain strong and healthy bones.
Great for strong and healthy hair and nails
The nutrient-rich gelatin is bursting with nourishing benefits that boost hair and nail health.
Think about how many times you have thrown away chicken carcasses, soup bones and old vegetables, when they could have been used in a delicious bowl of bone broth.
This super-powered recipe provides a daily dose of nutrients that act to heal and support the gut. Bursting with flavour and nutrients, this bone broth can be the base for any number of soups, stews, pastas or simply enjoyed by itself.