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Homemade Bone Broth Soup + 7 Reasons to Add Bone Broth to Your Diet

Posted by BGF FitnessSite on December 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Homemade Bone Broth Soup + 7 Reasons to Add Bone Broth to Your Diet

A while back I tried a glass of store bought bone broth, and it literally tasted like our chicken coup smells. The flavor was so jarring, I couldn’t even swallow it. I vowed never to buy a store bought bone broth again, which was probably the best way to go – homemade almost always trumps store bought in nutrient density and flavor!

I am so happy to be sharing this recipe with you as I sip a glass of my first batch of nourishing and delicious homemade turkey bone broth. Bone broth is a wonderful super-food to incorporate in your daily diet, and it’s so worth making at home - more on that below.

Benefits of Bone Broth

1. It’s rich in collagen, gelatin, and trace minerals. Bone broth can provide vital micronutrients that are missing from the Standard American Diet.

2. Contains over 19 highly bioavailable/easily absorbed essential and non-essential amino acids.

3. Provides collagen and gelatin that lend to strong joints, connective tissue, healthy skin and a reduction in cellulite.

4. Promotes digestive health. Gelatin found in bone broth helps line and seal the digestive tract maximizing nutrient absorption and possibly healing or soothing leaky gut.

5. Provides detoxifying sulfur and glutathione, which lowers oxidative stress and elimination of heavy metals like mercury and lead.

6. It’s one of the best foods for restoring digestive health, thus promoting immune system function.

7. Bone broth supports the chemical processes that aide in healthy metabolism.

Simple Homemade Turkey Bone Broth

The Mr. baked a whole turkey yesterday morning and set the bones aside after taking the meat we’ll use off. I placed the bones in a cast iron pot and added enough water to cover them. It’s recommended that you add a few tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar to help pull the nutrients out of the bones.

We brought that mixture to a boil, reduced the heat, covered and simmered it for several hours. A few hours into cooking, we added a few shakes of Himalayan pink salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Add seasonings to taste.

We strained the broth and poured it into recycled glass mason jars.

Voila! Easy as pie…

You can also make homemade vegetable stock by saving your vegetable scraps and following the same steps above.

Not ready to try bone broth? Collagen-based protein powder is another way to get more collagen in your diet. I’ve been using Golden Ratio Protein Powder made with bovine collagen peptides and pea protein for several months, and recently gave Dr. Axe’s Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein made with chicken bone broth a try. A scoop of this protein is the nutritional equivalent of drinking 1.5 cups of bone broth. I’d recommend trying one or both.

In Good Health,

Categories: Clean Eating + Recipes, Natural + Preventative Health

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