Bone broth, beef broth, chicken broth, stock, or just plane broth. Whatever you want to call it, it’s really all the same! When you don’t know what bone broth actually is, it can sound pretty gross, huh? In reality bone broth really is just broth – only making it at home makes sure that it’s full of amazing health benefits. The flavor and nutrition you get from homemade broth doesn’t compare to the kind you buy in a box from the store. Bone broth, without a doubt, has been the biggest support in my entire healing journey. The gelatin in bone broth helps to seal a leaky gut, and the nutrients are incredibly easy to absorb. Bone broth can also be wonderful for clearing brain fog, which I know many of us have dealt with. When I’m not feeling my very best, I aim for at least 2-3 cups a day of this liquid gold.
It may not sound very appealing to have a warm cup of anything during the hot summer months, but the benefits are more than worth it! If you’re just getting started, try having a cup of broth before bedtime, like you would with tea. Try adding some turmeric for added anti-inflammatory benefits. You can also make it into soups or stews, and add it to any recipe that calls for water.
I’ve learned to always keep bone broth in my freezer, because the last thing you want to do is have to wait for it to cook when you really need it. I freeze my bone broth in silicone trays, and then store the broth “pucks” in zip top freezer bags. Each “puck” is exactly 1/3 cup, so I know exactly how much to take out when I’m using it for recipes. Freezing the broth has been such a lifesaver!
Bone broth can seem a bit intimidating if you’ve never made it before, but I promise you that it’s incredibly easy to make! I purchase bones from my local farmers market, but you can also find them at many grocery stores. Whenever I roast a whole chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from the store, I use the leftover bones to make broth. I love that nothing goes to waste! If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can easily make this in a large stockpot on the stove, following the same directions.
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As Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut.” So let’s get to healing your body from the inside out!
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