“Good broth will resurrect the dead”
-South American Proverb
Used by both domestic and professional chefs across the world; bone broth has been a traditional kitchen staple for thousands of years. The basis for soups, sauces, and gravies, bone broth has a diverse culinary trade mark. But what about for health? Is there true wisdom to chicken noodle soup when you are feeling under the weather? Is it worth it to add this tonic to your daily life? We think so.
Health Benefits Attributed to Bone Broth:
- Improves digestion
- Supplies highly bio-available vitamins and minerals
- Amazing source of collagen and gelatin for stronger hair, skin, and nails
- Great for joint health and muscle recovery
- Can help to decrease intestinal permeability
- Antioxidant boosting capabilities
- Can help to detoxify the liver
- Immune boosting
- Great source of amino acids that can help with everything from acute colds, to sleep and cognition
Try it for yourself.
These options are great when you need a broth ASAP. The down side is that they can be expensive and may not suit your personal taste.
Luckily making your own bone broth is simple and versatile.
Check out this quick video by Mommypotamus on how to make your own bone broth in a slow cooker.
*Don’t have a slow cooker? You can easily use this same format on a low heat in a stockpot on the stove.