Ever wonder why chicken noodle soup is the “go to” when you’re feeling under the weather? It usually is one of the only things that tastes good when you aren’t feeling well.
Turns out, the broth in the soup (aka bone broth) is so incredibly healing for your body. Could it be that your body is aware of what it needs to nurse itself back to wellness?
The use of bone broth goes back hundreds of years. Nothing ever went to waste on an animal. The bones were boiled for stock, hides were used for clothing, all the organs were eaten. You get the idea.
Without all the fancy science we have today telling us the nutritional content in things, people instinctively knew how good this broth was for them. In terms of health, it literally is liquid gold. Here’s why...
Bone broth is loaded with vitamins and minerals like calcium and magnesium that are easily absorbed by your body. Together, these vitamins and minerals help support your immune system and bone health.
It’s also loaded with amino acids like glycine, arginine, proline, glucosamine and chondroitin. Lots of fancy words...but these will help you sleep more soundly, calm inflammation and help heal painful, achy joints.
I know countless people who take glucosamine/chondroitin supplements for painful knees or sore hips. Many times those supplements do not have a very high absorption rate because they are lacking enzymes and cofactors that are needed for your body to use them. Bone broth and other real, whole foods are full of those enzymes and cofactors which is why is they are digested and absorbed so much easier by your body.
The best part? It will cost you a fraction of what buying them over-the-counter would!
Bone broth is also full of gelatin. Gelatin can help heal leaky gut, which in turn will help with proper digestion, immune function, reduce inflammation and help the appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
With all these health benefits, it’s actually becoming so popular there are “Bone Broth Coffee Shops” opening up in big cities like New York, Portland and Chicago. Pretty awesome!
To get all the health benefits of bone broth, it’s important to consume this stuff on a regular basis. ½-1 cup/day is generally recommended. It is also a perfect base for soups or any other recipe calling for broth.
On average, we eat about a chicken/week so I can make sure we have a steady supply on hand. One night per week I’ll cook chicken as the main entree then I make another meal with the leftover chicken and THEN I take the leftover bones/carcass and make broth...talk about getting the most bang for your buck!
I can't stress enough how important it is to find your bones from a reliable source.
Healthy bones = healthy broth.
Buying meat from Nature’s Pantry ensures you have the highest quality bones. Our animals don’t do drugs and they spend entire grazing seasons eating lush, green grass. In addition to the grass, chickens are supplemented with non-gmo corn and organic barley.
Did you know...purchasing a quarter beef or a whole chicken gives you these bones included in your purchase? So you literally can make this for no extra cost! Just make sure you ask the butcher for the bones and you’re all ready to go!
Ready to make a batch of this superfood? Do you know someone who could use some broth to heal? Pass it on!
See how easy it really is. Click the button for the tutorial I’ve made for you!