Oh, My Delicious! Why Bone Broth is Going to Save Your Life
So, some of you may have heard that bone broth is all the rage lately. Which can seem confusing because isn't bone broth something your mom made once a year after thanksgiving or maybe fed you when you were sick? How can it be trending NOW?
Well, you're right. Bone broth is nothing new. It's been around since people thought to throw bones into water and boil it until the flame burned out. But, it turns out like so many old classics, bone broth has secret healing advantages that our mothers and grandmothers always suspected but science has given us the answer to.
What is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is simply throwing a bones into a pot of water with some vegetables, herbs and spices and allowing it to simmer for anywhere from one hour to overnight and well into the next day. The water extracts the flavors and nutrients from the bones and the flavors from the vegetables and creates a mild, healing broth that you can drink alone or add to soups. I personally love a turkey bone broth which you can find my recipe to below! Turkey, the less assuming other white meat.
Drinking bone broth is like getting a B-12 shot to your immune system. It helps heal colds and flus and acts like a probiotic with it's natural digestive aids. It's rich in magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. It is good for the teeth, the bones, the skin, the hair and the nails because it has a lot of collagen. So, essentially it's helping you stay younger and regenerate cells. I will sit in bath of bone broth if this is true. No thanks Le Mer, I've got bone broth.
Just to name a few, here are some of the things bone broth is proven to help: reducing inflammation, relieves joint pain, prevents and helps heal cold and flus, promotes digestion, helps you sleep, acts as a detox, improves nervous system, helps fight cancer, and it's super low in calories which means you can drink as much as you want of it... And, the list goes on.
I think it goes without saying that whether you're looking to improve your health or improve your homemade soup bone broth is a no brainer!
Here's my turkey bone broth recipe for you to try!
Turkey Bone Broth
Bones from a Turkey
Enough water to fill the large pot you'll be using
2 stalks of celery
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 bunch of parsley
1 tablespoon or more of sea salt
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 cloves of garlic
Chop and dice your vegetables and sauté them on a medium-high heat in a large pot in about 1/4 cup olive oil, or enough olive oil to coat them. Sauté until the onion has browned and become slightly soft. About five minutes. Add your turkey bones, apple cider vinegar and fill the pot with purified water until almost full. Cover and let simmer for at least one hour, but best overnight. Strain your vegitables when you're done cooking it. Serve and enjoy!
You can freeze it in glass containers for about 3 months.