Broth is a nutrient rich food anyone can afford to add to a healthy healing diet. It not only incredibly healthy and very inexpensive, homemade versions beat store bought broth in both taste and nutrition (by a lot).
- Bone broth contains valuable minerals in a form your body can easily absorb and use, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur chondroitin, glucosamine, and a variety of trace minerals. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and nails due to its high collagen content.
- The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion
- Bone broth also inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses and fights inflammation, courtesy of anti-inflammatory amino acids such as arginine. It’s known to boost the immune system (chicken soup when you are sick anyone?) and improve digestion.
- What isn’t as well know is that broth can help reduce cellulite by improving connective tissue, increase hair growth/strength, improve digestive issues and re-mineralize teeth
Broth is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. It’s a traditional food that your grandmother likely made often and many societies around the world still consume broth regularly as it is a cheap and highly nutrient dense food. You’ll find a large stockpot of broth/stock simmering in the kitchen of almost every 5-star restaurant for its great culinary uses and unparalleled flavor, but it is also a powerful health tonic that you can easily add to your family’s diet.