The Big Deal About Bone Broth

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Another of the health crazes these days, bone broth is ‘an oldie but a goodie.’

No secrets here with bone broth although it may sound fancier than your average chicken broth or stock you buy at the store, bone broth is just that; broth made from bones.

 Chicken, beef, fish you name it; if it’s got bones, you can make bone broth with it

What's the difference in bone broth versus other broths or bullion you buy at the store?

Boiled down from the bones, bone broth retains its nutritional benefit of collagen, protein, glucosamine and a host of vitamins and minerals more concentrated than you’ll find from other sources.  It’s nutrient dense and flavor rich!

Bullion and other broths while may have a few of the same nutritional properties as bone broth are also chalked full of additives to provide the meat flavor and packed with MSG and sodium.  No good.

What are the health benefits of bone broth?

A great source of collagen, bone broth has help to protect your joints, skin, ligaments and tendons.  Bone broth is easy on the digestive system which can aid in the body's natural healing process especially of inflammatory conditions of the GI tract.  Bone broth also provides an excellent source of amino acids which are the essential links in the chain that form proteins in our body. And for those of us (basically everyone) who could benefit from an extra dose of vitamins + minerals, bone broth is a rich source for all!

Can I make my own bone broth?

Sure can!  I’ve done it a few times and it’s great but can be time consuming so you have to decide if the tradeoff is worth it.  Here’s one of my favorites resources + recipes for bone broth

Think it’s too much work & would rather buy it?

Me too and good news, your options are endless!  Ancient Nutrition makes my favorite line of bone broths and they come in different flavors making them endlessly versatile.

 Do I just drink it straight up?

You surely can after all it is just broth.

I’m a savory kinda girl so my go-to’s are the Bone Broth Protein Pure, Turmeric or Savory Herbs.  

Mix a scoop of the Bone Broth Protein Chocolate or Vanilla in 8oz of water or almond milk for a post workout recovery or mix a scoop of Chocolate in your coffee to kickstart your day!

If you’re not into that, mix a few scoops into in soup base or sauce to give it an extra nutrient kick!

As always, nurse Mer never claims to be a substitute for face-to-face medical evaluation and expertise by your medical provider nor does she claim to be the expert as she went to nursing school and not medical school therefore is not a doctor but just a nurse. If you feel as though you are having a life threatening emergency, please stop reading this immediately and call 911 or proceed to your local ER.  This article is no way represents the thoughts, ideas or beliefs of any institution she has previously or currently works for nor does it represent any brand or company she has previously or currently partners with. Cheers to living happy, healthy & wholehearted lives!

Chocolate Bone Broth Coffee

8oz coffee

1 scoop Chocolate Bone Broth Protein

2tbsp coconut milk

Whisk Bone Broth into coffee or blend for smoother consistency. Add coconut milk and stir

Paleo Lemon Dill Chicken Soup with Bone Broth

1c. onions diced

1c. carrots chopped

1c. celery chopped

1 12oz bag riced cauliflower

2 cloves of minced garlic

2 c. chopped cooked chicken (rotisserie is always delicious!)

2-3 scoops of Bone Broth Protein Pure or Savory Herbs

6c. Water

¼c. Lemon juice or a few drops of lemon essential oil to taste

Fresh dill to taste

Sea salt to taste

Olive oil

  1. In a dutch oven, sauté onion, carrots, celery and cauliflower with 1tsp salt & 3-4tbsp olive oil until soft and fragrant.

  2.  Add in garlic and sauté for another minute or two

  3. In separate bowl, mix 6 cups of water with Bone Broth

  4. Add broth mixture into sautéed vegetables

  5. Stir in chicken

  6. Add lemon juice to taste, more for a blighter more acidic bite

  7. Add dill to taste

  8. Season with salt as needed

  9. Simmer on low for an hour or until ready to serve  

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