Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 hours | Yield: about 16 cups
Taking full advantage of this lazy Sunday sipping on some bone broth in my hometown mug!
It sounds a bit bizarre, but there are so many reasons why you should consider starting to drink bone broth.
Bone broth improves your gut health by decreasing inflammation, which can help with diarrhea, constipation and even some food intolerances.
It can protect your joints with the glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate that it contains. I have all my arthritic clients supplementing with these two things and it helps significantly with the pain and inflammation. You are essentially building up your collagen!
That brings me to my next point, drinking bone broth can keep you looking younger ;) Collagen improves the appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
Bone broth is rich in minerals, supporting and strengthening your immune system. This is great for those with autoimmune disorders. A Harvard study showed that it relieved symptoms and achieved complete remission for some.
Finally, bone broth will strengthen your bones with the phosphorus, magnesium and calcium it supplies.
You can make your own bone broth with left over bones from a healthy source or Thrive Market has a great option! I've recently been able to find Lono Life Bone Broth to-go Packets at Costco and absolutely love them.
About 2 lbs of bones from a healthy source (I usually use pasture-raised organic chicken)
1 organic onion
2 organic carrots
2 organic stalks of celery
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Place the bones in a large stock pot.
Pour filtered water over the bones and add in the vinegar. Let sit for about 30 min in the cool water.
Chop up the vegetables and add to the pot (it doesn't matter how they are chopped, just so that they can all fit comfortably in the pot).
Now bring the broth to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until done.
During the first few hours of simmering, you will need to remove the impurities that rise to the top. It will look like a foamy layer that can be scooped off of the top with a spoon.
Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Strain to remove the bones and vegetables.
When its finally cooled down, store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for later use.
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