Yes its bone broth! Whether you want to soothe anxiety, boost your mood, reduce inflammation or regulate your immunity you could benefit from bone broth. ☕️
Although there is very little research on bone broth alone, it is absolutely loaded with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, that are shown in research to support your health.
Other nutrients such as collagen, gelatine, the amino acids proline, glutamine, arginine and many more found in bone broth all help support a healthy digestive tract and gut lining, reduce inflammation, protect joints and promote skin health.
Bone broth also contains nutrients beneficial for regulating immunity, and it's definitely that time of year again when you could benefit from all those nutrients to regulate your immunity and sooth coughs and colds. 🤒🤧😵
If you suffer from anxiety bone broth contains glycine a neurotransmitter. Studies have found that glycine reduces anxiety, promotes calmness and helps with sleep.
I find it very soothing to have as a drink, or you could make it into soup.
It is also super easy to make!
I buy a chicken each week (ideally organic) roast it for dinner and then pop the carcass in the slow cooker, add salt, pepper, a small amount of apple cider vinegar, lots of vegetable ends and leave it for for 24 hours.
You can also buy organic chicken carcasses for really cheap, a few pounds, from some butchers and places like Riverford or Field and Flower.
Here's the recipe if you'd like to give it a go. It's another strategy that may help you feel better and improve your health and wellbeing.
Give it a go! And let me know what you think. 🙂
- 1kg of organic chicken or beef bones (best place to source is a local butchers, some supermarkets, Riverford or Field and Flower)
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp. sea salt, 1 tsp pepper / corns
Roast bones and use the meat as normal for a meal.
Place the bones in a large stock pot or slow cooker. Pour water over the bones and add the vinegar. Let sit for 20-30 minutes in the cool water. The acid helps make the nutrients in the bones more available.
Roughly chop and add the vegetables. Add salt and pepper.
Bring the broth to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, reduce to a simmer for 8 – 24 hours.
Continue to simmer for 8 – 24 hours as desired.
Once cooked, remove from heat and cool. Strain using a strainer to remove all the bits of bone and vegetable. When cooled, keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use.