This statement couldn’t be more true! Not only are the health benefits in making your own bone broth extraordinary the stuff tastes so good too. If you aren’t already making bone broth regularly, I encourage you to start today!
Broth (or stock) is a rich mineral infusion made by boiling bones of organic healthy animals with vegetables, herbs, spices and vinegar. It is an extremely powerful health elixir which can be added to your family’s diet.
Besides the great taste it is an amazing source of minerals and is known to boost immunity (chicken soup anyone?). Broth also can help reduce cellulite by improving the connective tissue, increase hair growth, improve digestion and remineralise teeth just to name a few.
I am personally right into broth and make it from bones of organic fish, lamb, beef and chicken and add organic vegetables and spices. Homemade, nutritious broth is so incredibly easy and inexpensive to make.
My last point and the most important, selecting the bones for the broth. They need to be high quality bones from organic sources. For example grass fed cattle, free-range organic chickens or wild caught fish. Since you are extracting the minerals and drinking them in a concentrated form you need to make sure they come from a healthy specimen.
My personal favourite - How to make a chicken broth –
- 1 chicken carcass
- 3 chicken wings
- 2 chicken feet (for extra gelatin but this is optional)
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 carrots
- 2 potatoes
- 2 stalks of celery
- Piece of seaweed
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbspn apple cider vinegar
- 1 tspn peppercorns
- 1 tbspn of sea salt
Now for the easy part I use a slow cooker and throw everything into the pot and pour boiling water over all the ingredients (usually right to the top). I then put the lid on and leave it simmering for 24 hours. You can use a pot on the stove as well but make sure it is on the lowest possible setting so the stock is just simmering. During the first few hours a frothy layer may appear which you can just skim off. Let the stock cool slightly and then strain the liquid. It freezes beautifully or can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Try it and see the health benefits you come to enjoy