Sip Your Way to Health: Exploring the Benefits of Bone BrothNutrition, Recipes
Why You Should Add Bone Broth to Your Diet
You’ve probably heard about bone broth and all its amazing health benefits. You’ve probably also seen its hefty price tag. Did you know you can make your own broths at home at a fraction of the cost?
Traditionally-made broths are prized for their nourishing properties (think chicken soup when you’re under the weather). They contain minerals like calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulphur, among others, in a form that is easy for your body to absorb, which can be helpful to your body in times of stress (like when you’re fighting something off).
Benefits of Bone Broth
Bone broths also contain compounds like collagen, which can be helpful in addressing digestive issues, joint health and the signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles). So, I encourage you to pull that crockpot out, put it to good use, and get cooking! Here's how to make your own.
Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe
- 1 pound chicken or beef bones (look for good quality product here – free range, organic, and grass-fed are all labels to look for)
- Veggie scraps – onion, celery, carrot, leeks, garlic, etc. (TIP – I always keep my scraps like onion tops, celery leaves and ends, etc. in a bag in the freezer and pull them out when I make broth) (optional)
- Few whole black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp Change of Season Tea Herb Blend (optional) – available in our dispensary and concocted by the talented Dr. Katie Leah
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar – this is NOT optional as it helps to pull all of the nutrients out of the bones
Add all ingredients to a crockpot. Set to low and let cook for at least 18 hours, longer if you can! When ready, strain the liquid and use for sipping, soups, or freeze to use later.
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