You may have heard the buzz about bone broth lately. The truth is, it’s much more than just another fad “superfood.” Bone broth, or stock, has always been revered as a healing food. Consider the tradition of having chicken soup to treat a cold.
Healing bone broth definitely packs the nutrient content to back up its reputation. Amino acids glycine, proline and arginine help fight inflammation, making it an excellent food for leaky gut and food allergies. It has been described as “healing and sealing” to the gut by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride in her book Gut & Psychology Syndrome.
Bones and joints also benefit from following the age-old advice to “eat what ails you.” Naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin lubricate and strengthen joints while highly absorbable phosphorous, magnesium and calcium provide essential building blocks for strong bones. To top the list of benefits, high collagen can help you look younger with strong nails, shiny hair, and plump skin! Warm up with the healing bone broth recipe bellow and see for yourself why it’s said that “good broth can resurrect the dead.”
- 2 pounds (or more) of bones from a healthy source
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic last 30 minutes of cooking.
- Optional: 1 bunch of parsley, 1 Tbsp sea salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 2 chicken feet for extra gelatin, herbs & spices to taste.
Roast raw bones in oven and add to large stock pot with filtered water & apple cider vinegar. Add roughly chopped veggies, herbs, & spices and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer for: 48 hours for beef, 24 hours for poultry, 8 hours for fish.
Violeta Coronado, Colon Hydrotherapist, Massage Therapist