And It’s Many Benefits
Bone broth has made somewhat of a revival of late, and you may be wondering what all the hype is about. We’re all familiar with the concept that chicken soup was once deemed the best cure for any ailing cold or flu. The reason being? Well we weren’t sure, we just did what we were told. But as it turns out, our grandmothers and their grandmothers before them had it right.
Bone broth is made by boiling the bones of healthy poultry, beef or lamb. Vegetables and herbs may also be added to increase its nutritive value. It is then simmered on a very low heat for 24-48 hours. The longer it’s cooked, the more collagen and minerals will seep through the bones. Therefore the more powerful the healing properties will be. The result of this slow cooking process is a delicious, nutrient dense drink, containing minerals, amino acids and collagen in an easy to absorb form, making it the perfect remedy, not only for those with digestive issues, but for anyone wanting to improve their overall health. Drinking one cup per day of this tasty beverage or adding it to soups or stews has multiple benefits.
Leaky gut occurs when undigested particles from food, seep through weakened parts of the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream. This causes the immune system to go into overdrive, increasing inflammation and leading to a host of other issues. Collagen and amino acids such as glutamine, which are both present in bone broth help to seal these openings and keep the lining of the intestine intact.
It is an excellent source of collagen, as well as glucosamine. Both of which help to restore damaged cartilage and act as cushioning between the joints.
Minerals and B vitamins help to ward off colds and flus. During times of infection, it can thin mucous and clear nasal passages, giving fast relief.
Collagen plumps up skin, by helping to form elastin. This will help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
As bone broth is a natural source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon and sulphur in an easily digestible form, it makes it an ideal addition to the diet of the elderly and anyone with bone issues.
Making your own bone broth is simple, but for many of us, finding the time to make it and having the relevant ingredients at hand can sometimes be an issue. But for all you busy bees out there, we now have a solution and it comes in the form of Sadie’s Kitchen Comforting Chicken Bone Broth. Sadie promises a high-quality bone broth, made from free-range chickens, where the farmer only uses non-GMO approved feed. Other ingredients include an array of vegetables and spices, as well as organic apple cider vinegar, giving the broth a distinctive and appetising flavour. Sadie’s Chicken Bone broth is now being stocked in Evergreen Stores.