Bone Broth is rich in minerals and proteins and is derived from simmering the bones and connective tissues of chicken, preferably farm-raised, free-to-roam chickens.
Often used as a base for soups, stews and the like, a few benefits of drinking bone broth alone are:
- It contains a host of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, vitamins A & B, and the protein collagen.
- Aids in easier digestion and inflammation in the digestive tract. A good go-to for those who suffer from leaky gut or ulcerative colitis.
- Helps with inflammation, not only with digestion but also with the respiratory and pulmonary systems.
- Great for improved joint health as it relates to the bones, tendons, and ligaments.
- Great for weight-loss as its filling and low in calories.
- Aids in improved sleep and brain functionality.
- Add bones to a stockpot with just enough water to cover. Bring water to a boil then remove from heat. Let bones stand in water for 15 minutes, then drain and rinse.
- Carefully add bones, apple cider vinegar, and 1 gallon of water to stockpot.
- Bring water to a a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer bones for a minimum of 8 hours but no more than 24 hours. Occasionally removing foam from top and adding water as needed to ensure bones remained covered.
- Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, strain broth into a large container and discard any remaining solids. Allow to cool down before placing it in the refrigerator for 5 hours or if not, overnight.
- Once completely cooled, remove the layer of fat that has separated and accumulated on top and its ready to drink.
Sources: Simple Bone Broth [Recipe]. FullScript.com Bone Broth: How to Make It, Plus Health Benefits. Healthline.com