Today I want to focus on super food that has been used since the beginning of time, bone broth. Why has it been used since there has been fire? Why is eating chicken noodle soup recommended by professionals and our moms and grandmothers when we are fighting a serious cold?
1) Aids in digestion:
Gelatin in bone broth protects the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and enhances the absorption of nutrients.
2) Fights infections:
Remember when mom and grandma would make you chicken noodle soup when you were sick? Bone broth is high in anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.
3) Reduce pain and inflammation:
The glucosamine in this lovely brew stimulated the growth of collagen, repair damaged joints and reduces inflammation.
4) Gorgeous skin, hair and nails (OHYEAH):
Collagen and gelatin in bone broth promotes hair growth and keeps your nails strong!
5) Assists in bone formation, growth and repair:
Bone broth contains calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which help our bones to grow and repair.
6) Promotes sleep and calms the mind:
Amino acid glycine can be very calming.
7) Saves you money
8) Super easy to make
9) Better than buying supplements
Let’s just say this is some good stuff.
I like to warm bone broth on the stove and add ¼ cup of fresh basil. Super yummy, easy on the tummy and perfect for the cold winter months.
Gut- Healing Broth (by MBG):
– One organic whole chicken
– 8 c of water
– 4 -6 stalks of celery, finely chopped
– ½ white or yellow onion, finely chopped
– Three cloves garlic, finely chopped
– 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
– 1 inch ginger root, finely chopped
– ½ teaspoon sea salt
Place all of the above ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low heat for 8 -10 hours.
I like to cook mine until the meat is falling away from the bones.
I make this just before bed and it’s ready and hot for breakfast.
You can store any excess broth in the freezer and defrost for a later time.