Broth or "bone broth" as its being coined recently is one of the world's oldest health foods. The origins of bone broth date back to our ancestors who wasted very little of the animals they caught. Although the bone and marrow could not be consumed directly, they could be boiled to create a nutrient rich liquid. This original superfood is now gaining popularity due to the many health benefits it offers, its ease of digestion and its rich flavors.
RECOMMENDATIONS & USES
We recommend incorporating 8 oz to 16oz a day to supplement your daily diet. The mineral and protein rich broth is a great way to start your day or get you through that mid-afternoon hump when lethargy sets in.
We enjoy just sipping it straight, but other uses include:
- base for quinoa, rice, or grains
- flavorful poaching liquid
- nutrient rich soup base
- sauce base
OUR BROTH VS GROCERY STORE BROTH
- Homemade from real ingredients
- Made from grass fed animals, antibiotic/hormone free
- Slow simmered for hours to draw out all the nutrients and proteins
Grocery store broth....
- Factory processed
- Most aren't made from "real" products - instead they use lab produced meat bouillon, soup or sauce mixes
- Other unnecessary ingredients like sugar or MSG are added
- Not necessarily "slow simmered" for long periods of time which is what draws out the nutrients
So why is this being touted as the new "green juice" or latest superfood? Because it is a nutritional POWERHOUSE.
- Collagen : a protein source that has immune boosting properties. It helps soothe and protect the lining of the digestive track. Its been known to help IBS symptoms, Crohns disease, acid reflux and ulcerative colitis.
- Gelatin: is the breakdown of collagen and has been used medicinally for years. Its been proven to help with certain food allergies and intolerances. It encourages probiotic balance and growth. Lastly, its been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles.
- Amino Acids: arginine, proline, glycine, & glutamine which are are "conditional" amino acids. This means your body cannot produce them effectively when you are sick. However, bone broth replenishes the body with these upon consumption, hence where chicken soup became known as the cold remedy. These amino acids improve sleep and memory, regenerate cartilage and ease joints, while improving metabolism and building muscle.