Chicken Bone Broth
by Beth Schupanitz of Inspiring Health
Bone broth is one of best things you can consume on a regular basis, especially during the winter months. The high nutrient value provides many healing benefits for your body.
During the winter months we try to use bone broth in our cooking to consume it a couple of times a week and if we are getting sick we drink it/use it more often.
What is it about bone broth that makes it healthy? The minerals and collagen from the bones are infused into the liquid through the simmering process. The minerals are brought out with the help of adding apple cider vinegar. This provides a beautiful healing concoction to strengthen our bones and teeth, relieve joint pain, re-hydrate us and improve gut health.
We use bone broth in soups, for sautéing vegetables, making quinoa or just drinking it straight. (warmed up of course)
Here is what Sally Fallon the author of Nourishing Traditions had to say about bone broth.
“Chicken soup has a natural ingredient which feeds, repairs and calms the mucous lining in the small intestine. This inner lining is the beginning or ending of the nervous system. It is easily pulled away from the intestine through too many laxatives, too many food additives and parasites. Chicken soup heals the nerves, improves digestion, reduces allergies, relaxes and gives strength.” From Nourishing Traditions page 124
Below is a simple way to make your own bone broth. It will save you money as well.
■ Bones from a whole cooked chicken
■ Water, enough to cover all the bones
■ 2-3 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
■ Assortment of veggies, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, etc.
■ Spices, (Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Thyme, etc)
- Place the bones of a chicken in a crock pot
- Fill crock pot with filtered water until bones are fully covered.
- Add the apple cider vinegar
- Cook on low for 12-24 hours.
- With a slotted spoon, skim off the foam on the top
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