Bone Broth May Ease Your Winter Woes
You know those days when there always seems to be a cold starting, or a flu coming? Well, now there is an old favorite, that has been made new again, as a handy way to help your body fight off all those pesky germs. Over the years, going back to chicken noodle soup, most of us have turned to a comforting cup of soup when a cold hits.
But now bone broth is being rediscovered as doctors tell us how much it can do to boost our health. Recently I was running into one cold after another, and my doctor told me that a whole chicken turned into bone broth soup could make the difference. I tried it and it seemed to knock the colds out much quicker.
Start with chicken or beef bones
Load your crockpot, add your favorite vegetables and herbs, and fill with water to the top. Then just let it simmer for 24 hours. You may want to keep some on hand all winter long. At the end of the day, later in the evening or whenever you feel tired, bone broth will boost your nutrition and renew your energy.
Bone broth talents are powerhouses
There’s collagen lurking in every cup. Collagen, the plumping product that turns up in every skin product is easy to incorporate in your diet with this broth. You should see the results in your skin, hair and nails.
Up your immunity with every cup
Some studies have even shown that bone broth provided some relief for auto-immune disorders. In addition to all of its comforting qualities, the high concentration of minerals should help reduce the number of winter colds.
Stronger bones are part of the package
Phosphorous, magnesium and calcium in the chicken or beef bones seep into the broth and help keep your bones healthy.
Keep your joints happy and healthy
Doctors say that chondroitin sulfate found in bone broth may help prevent osteoarthritis.
Sleep better and enjoy more energy
Right along with all of those cold defeating powers, you may find you are sleeping better, feeling better and improving your memory. No wonder it’s easy to become addicted.
Bone broth is one of the most economical recipes
Leftover veggies and chicken or beef bones can stretch your food budget too.
Smooth out intestinal upsets
The gelatin in the bone broth from beef knuckles is believed to work on intestinal problems too. Chronic diarrhea, food allergies and constipation can all be improved.
As always, monitor your diet and discuss any lingering problems with your doctor.