The first time I heard the words bone broth and how it was made (back in the day when they served it on trains) with the whole chicken, feet and all. I wrinkled my nose, scrunched up my face and thought "What? Ewww. Why?"
Hello, Dyan here (The Health Coach Is In) to talk about one of the most popular health-boosting additions to your kitchen table.....
And it's not a new health fad, either.
In fact, throughout history societies have used bone broths extensively in their cooking. From chicken soup to beef stew, bone broths were a staple of traditional diets in nearly every culture.
Because it's packed with nutrients, easy to digest, rich in flavor and loaded with restorative collagen and amino acids.
Only now, centuries later, are we realizing that there are an array of health benefits to consuming bone broth, which is why this ancient technique is getting revived once again.
The problem is; today's modern junk food diet is anything but healthy and many of us are severely deprived of nutrients (Vitamin A, C, E, D, B's, boron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, potassium) that keep us healthy.
All of which can be found in BONE BROTH.
And in addition, Bone Broth will add Collagen (type II) and Gelatin to your diet. Two beneficial proteins found only in bones and connective tissue and are known for improving gut, joint and skin health.
SO LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR GUT, JOINTS AND SKIN HEALTH!
Help For Your 'Gut'
With the chemicals found in many of our foods, our gut is under attack more than ever. Fortunately, the GELATIN found in bone broth is fantastic for healing the gut. Gelatin heals the gut by repairing the intestinal lining and reducing inflammation.
Help For Your Joints
The cartilage in your joints is what helps protect them, but this cartilage degrades as we age.
Overtime, it can cause your bones to scrape up against one another every time you move.... OUCH! And this can cause a ton of pain. That's why it's incredibly important to give your body the nutrients it needs to repair and maintain your joints.
Bone Broth is packed with, not only COLLAGEN, but CHONDROITIN too, two amazing and nourishing substances used to help build and construct cartilage.
Help For Your Skin
Collagen is a protein your body uses to keep your skin healthy. Without it, our skin would lose elasticity, color and its pigment, quickly. In other words, you would look like the Crypt Keeper. Fortunately, our body can produce enough collagen to keep our skin vibrant, healthy and wrinkle-free.
WELL...until our 20th birthday.
After the age of 20, our bodies produce 1% less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age.
BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, since bone broth contains a good dose of collagen it makes the broth the perfect remedy for aging skin, because it will help increase the elasticity in your skin.
WHERE CAN I BUY BONE BROTH?
Depending on how busy you are, you can either buy organic turkey, chicken, beef or vegetable PRE-MADE bone broth or make it yourself with organic chicken, turkey or beef bones, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, carrots, celery, onion, parsley, turmeric, peppercorn, and sea salt in whatever amounts you like, and simmer for 24 hours in a crock pot.
Don't have a crock pot? Than simmer in a large pot over the stove for 12 hours. Put the pot back in the fridge (overnight) and simmer another 12 hours the next day. Either way, your broth will taste dee-li-cious!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DRINK BONE BROTH?
I'm Glad You Asked!
About 6oz daily or just 8oz three times a week is great, but seriously, as often as you want. This is the perfect time to consider swapping out your morning latte or coffee (3 times a week) for a hot cup of bone broth and get a dose of minerals, vitamins and collagen, too.
HOW SHOULD I CONSUME BONE BROTH?
You can definitely add it to soups or stews or heat it slowly over the stove or quickly in your microwave oven and drink it plain.
I like adding a little extra pepper, Himalaya salt, turmeric and thyme from my garden to my cup of chicken or turkey bone broth. My clients and friends like adding ginger, lemon juice and oregano. It also makes a great marinade for veggies, fish and poultry.
For time-crunched people, planning dinners that utilize a slow cooker and bone broth can be a perfect way to get your bone broth in. Just drink some extra broth that's left over from slow cooking your beef, turkey or chicken.
You're adding in a whole new level of nutrients (right down to your bones) when you drink a nourishing cup of BONE BROTH.
Don't forget to add, along with your broth, your free list of 30-yummy super-quick and balanced snacks with protein, fiber & fat....