Bone Broth

Bone broth

Bone broth is getting all the rave right now for its healing benefits. Many claim that it helps aid in many health problems and that it promotes recovery for different ailments. Today, we share one of our favorite recipes and talk about the benefits of bone broth.

What is bone broth

Bone broth is a soup or stock made from boiled-down animal bones and connective tissue.

Benefits

Many believe that there are many benefits to incorporating bone broth into a daily diet. These benefits are: increased hydration, decreased inflammation, fewer vitamin deficiencies, quicker healing times for injuries, improved hair, skin, and nail health, and improved gut health. It is rich in many vitamins such as iron, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K, selenium, zinc, manganese, and fatty acids.

Benefits postpartum

Many believe that incorporating bone broth into a postpartum diet helps postpartum recovery. The stock is easily digestible, making it an easy and nurturing choice for our bodies after they have experienced birth. The broth is a crucial part of the postpartum diet in many cultures.

Simple broth recipe

For the most collagen-dense broth, consider using the bone of the chicken’s back, neck, and feet. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 pounds of organic chicken bones 
  • unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • Two carrots (optional) 
  • Two celery sticks ( optional) 
  • One tbs of rosemary, thyme, oregano, and pepper (optional)
  • Two tbs olive oil

Instructions: 

1) Preheat the oven to 375 

2) Place all bones on a lined and rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

3)  Bake all bones until golden brown for about 20 min.

4) Add bones and all other ingredients into a stockpot.

5) Fill a stockpot with water leaving two inches of room at the top.

6) Bring all ingredients to a boil.

7) Once boiled, turn it to the lowest heat and simmer for 12-15 hours.

8) Let it cool, and then strain and dispose of all bones and waste.9) Be sure to cool it before putting it in the refrigerator.

Broth can be stored for five days in the refrigerator and up to six months in the freezer! 

Additional thoughts

Bone broth is considered a nutrient-dense food and is believed by many to help rehydrate and revitalize people after surgeries and childbirth. It is important to note that at this time, there aren’t scientific studies that show that bone broth has more significant healing benefits than regular soup stock. Additionally, most of the findings on the benefits of bone broth are from people’s personal stories and experiences incorporating the food into their diet. While many feel broth is an excellent addition to the diet, it is essential to remember that just like most things, different foods work and benefit everyone differently.

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