Chicken soup has long been the go-to one pot wonder for those under the weather or suffering an illness. However, bone broth is quickly taking over that mantle as the go-to supper for colds and flues.
Easy to make, cost effective and delicious to boot, bone broth is a fantastic meal not only for those who are ill but as an efficient way of making the most of leftover beef and chicken bones. So just why is bone broth so good for you?
Bone broth is rich in numerous vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that work with your body to carry out basic repairs. One of the primary benefits of bone broth is in repairing your gut. The gelatin in bone broth works wonders at finding and helping to strengthen the gut lining or leaks in your gut.
The effect of this is two-fold. Not only will a sealed gut help against bowel problems like diarrhea or constipation, but your gut is largely responsible for the upkeep of your immune system. A healthy gut means a healthy immune system.
Bone broth has also been shown to be high in various nutrients that actively work on maintaining healthy joints. Some of these nutrients have been shown to fight against certain degenerative joint diseases, while the well-known glucosamine is excellent for the standard joint ache. All of these benefits can be received from a good bone broth.
Unsurprisingly, owing to the name, bone broth has also been shown to be excellent for increasing bone strength. The presence of calcium, magnesium and other components all work towards strengthening your skeletal frame. This, in turn, leads to improved posture and renewed energy levels. It’s no wonder that bone broth is quickly being considered one of the most beneficial yet easy to make foodstuffs available today.
And speaking of easy to make, just how do you go about making bone broth? It’s quite simple really. Collect all the old bones from your meals. Throw them in a pot or pan with whatever vegetables take your fancy, fill with water, and slow simmer for however long you can (anything from 1 to 3 days).
You will be left with an incredibly rich, tasty and healthy broth that has cost next to nothing to make, but will give you more benefits that the most expensive of superfoods. Pour it through a strainer and discard the solids.
Mark my words, bone broth will become the new chicken soup.
You can now also just purchase bone broth if you don’t have the patience or time to make it from scratch.