Whenever you cook a whole chicken, turkey or a beef chuck I’d strongly recommend you save there BONES! And that’s so you can make yourself some overly nutritious and delicious bone broth. In my video I talk about 3 important bone broth benefits and why you should integrate it into your immune-boosting winter regimen. Check it out!
Bone broths and stocks make your soups, stews and sauces more delicious and nutritious. Made from the bones, cartilages and marrow of beef, pork, bison, lamb, poultry, turkey or fish, broths have been a part of many cultures for centuries (this is no fad, my friends).
Bone broth is rich in essential bone and muscle building minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Broth/stock is also rich source of gelatin and collagen, which is brought out through slow simmering of the bones. Gelatin or collagen are proteins that are both known alleviate join pain and to ease digestion as the draw water into the stomach.
If you’re struggling with Crohn’s disease, acid reflux and/or colitis, integrating bone broth several times a week can really alleviate some of the discomforts associated with these conditions.
A proper bone broth should include apple cider vinegar or wine, as the acidity draws out the minerals and nutrients from the bones.
Here’s one way to make it:
- 4 liters of water
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar(30 ml)
- 2 stalks celery
- 2 stack carrots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 whole onion
- 1 bay leaf
- 2–4 pounds bones
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a large pot and add the water
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for 12–24 hours. The longer it cooks, the tastier it’ll be, and the more nutrients will be drawn from the bones
- Once its cooked, leave it on the stove to cool. Then strain out the carrots, onion and celery. You can compost them, or eat them like I do (maybe not the onion, but it does get really sweet and tasty).
If you don’t have time to make your own, don’t worry. Bone broths are found at your local farmers market, your local grocery stores and health food stores. I recently bought a bone broth from Moonlight Crofters, a sustainable farm that raises a special breed of pasture raised beef.