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Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is an easy way to help our bodies naturally. Adding bone broth to your daily routine will help heal the body from inside.

The benefits of adding bone broth  into your diet are:

  1. To promote Joint Health
  2. Aid in Better Digestion, helps Leaky Gut Syndrome
  3. Bone Broth is Rich in Minerals
  4. Improved Immune System
  5. Can also Protects against cold & flu

Bone broth isn’t just your regular stock made after a few hours of simmering a chicken carcass. For beef broth simmer 48 hours and chicken broth simmer 24 hours. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that have the power to transform your health from the inside. Bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, & sulphur.  Several studies have supported the benefits of bone broth in our diet.

Bone Broth

The bone broth recipe is thick & gelatinous, filled with minerals and healing properties that many cultures have believed in for thousands of years.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs beef/chicken bones
  • 12 cups water
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, roughly diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 t black peppercorns

Instructions

  • Place uncooked or cooked beef or chicken bones in a large crock pot and cover with water.  Add the vinegar , let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Roughly chop the vegetables and add to the crock pot.
  • For beef bone broth, simmer for 48 hours, for chicken bone broth, simmer for 24 hours.
  • Allow to bone broth cool slightly & strain.  Pour broth into a sterile glass mason jar.  Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight.  This will allow the fat to rise to the top and solidify.
  • Scrape the fat off the top with a spoon & discard.  This will leave you with a gelatinous bone broth when cold.
  • Store in a glass mason jar or freeze until ready to use.  When ready to use, slowly warm the broth over a low heat to bring it back to a liquid consistency.

Bone broth can be a part of your daily routine, drink 1 cup per day or by adding the bone broth while preparing your meals as if using beef/chicken stock.

~ Angela

 

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