10 Benefits of Bone Broth + Gut Repairing Recipe

May 30th, 2019

From the beginning of time (well, at least since there’s been fire), man has been eating bone broth. Have you ever wondered why?

I’m sure you remember your mother or grandmother telling you to make sure to eat your chicken soup when you were sick. And likely when you did, you actually felt better. Have you ever wondered why?

I recommend everyone make bone broth and incorporate it into your dietary routine. Here’s why.

1. Helps Repair a Leaky Gut.

The gelatin in bone broth protects and supports the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients.

2. Fights Infections

A study published in the journal Chest shows eating chicken soup during a respiratory infection reduces the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause flu and cold symptoms.

3. May Reduce Joint Pain

The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints, and support your body’s response to pain and inflammation.

4. Supports Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

The collagen and gelatin in bone broth support hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong.

5. Helps with Bone Growth and Repair

The calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus in bone broth help our bones to grow and repair.

6. Saves You Money

Homemade bone broth is cheaper and healthier than store bought.

7. Easy to Make

All you need is a crockpot. Throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooks while you sleep.

8. Just as Good for Your Diet as Supplements!

Homemade bone broth contains all nutrients and minerals found in bones and tendons rather than just one or two found in pills. Slow cooking preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make supplements.

9.  Fights Inflammation

Bone broth is high in inflammation-fighting amino acids such as glycine and proline.

10. Promotes Sleep and Relaxation.

The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can support your body’s energy production and its processing to optimize healthy sleep patterns and send signals to your brain of the times you need more energy, and of the times you need to relax.

Gut-Repairing Chicken Broth

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 8 cups water
  • 4-6 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 inch ginger root finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

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Instructions

  1. Place all of the above ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low heat for 8 -10 hours.
  2. Store any excess broth in the freezer and defrost to enjoy later!

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