Though an ancient recipe, in recent years bone broth has caught on in the health-conscious crowd. It is a great way to strengthen your immunity as well as help heal a multitude of issues in the human body.
The gelatin that is found in bone broth supports digestion as well as helps to keep bones strong with collagen supply. Adding this broth to your diet can help reduce joint pain and lower inflammation. It contains elements of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfates and other health-boosting compounds.
Adding to the anti-inflammatory properties this soup also contains arginine, glycine, and proline as well as calcium and magnesium for bone strength. Bone broth soups can be made from any animal bone – fish, chicken, pork, beef, lamb… you name it. Ideally, the animals would have been from grass-fed farms to help avoid contaminants.
It has long been a generationally passed down old wives tale that chicken soup can heal a cold or flu. It hasn’t gotten that reputation without cause. Chicken soup is often made with the bones cooked and soaked in the pot.
The truth is that bone broth can help your body heal. If you are experiencing frequent colds, cases of flu, digestive issues, allergies, brain health, and even autoimmune issues, it just may benefit you.
Here is how to make it.
What you will need: The Ingredients
2-4 lbs. of bones from a healthy source
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
4 Carrots cut up
3 Onions cut up
Fresh Parsley (1/2 cup)
Pink Salt (dash)
1 Garlic clove
4 Qt. Filtered water
Step 1 – In a large pot place the ribs, bones, water, and vinegar. Let it sit for an hour on low heat. This allows the minerals to leach from the bones.
Step 2 – Add the vegetables in and bring the water to a boil. A weird filmy scum will form on the top of the pot. Scrape that off and throw it away.
Step 3 – Reduce to a low simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 24-72 hours. This can also be done in a crockpot. Just transfer it over.
Step 4 – When you are just about done, add the parsley, garlic, and salt. It only really needs to be in there for 15 minutes to absorb. You may then turn off the heat.
Step 5 – Let it cool and strain the broth removing all of the bones. You can keep it in the refrigerator for a week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Eating just a cup of this broth a day has been shown to help boost health.
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