Bone Broth for Healing the Body
by Tim Janak Jr
When it comes to a healthy body, what you put into it makes a big impact on health and vitality. One food that has been around for years and has made a come back is Bone Broth. This is a simple food that can be implemented into a regular diet and provides many benefits and nutrients that we don’t get from every day foods.
There is a saying that is being used in the health industry, “Eat Head to Tail“. So what does this mean? In todays times meat (Chicken breast, ground beef, steak, pork) is a common food found in grocery stores. But meat provides mostly protein and not other essential nutrients that the rest of the animal (organs, bones and ligament and tendons) can provide. When lions make their kill they eat the organs first before eating the muscle tissue. The nutrients that are required for health and vitality are located in the organs and the marrow of the bone.
So does that mean we need to start eating organ meat and sucking the marrow out of bones at every meal?
If your up for a major pallet change for your taste buds then yes! But most of us aren't used to cooking foods like this. There is a simple way to start incorporating the concept of “Head to Tail” eating into meals. Bone Broth!
So here is how you do it.
Buy local or organic Whole Chicken. (Remember you are what you eat!)
Cook your chicken, easiest is in a slow cooker or instant pot
Season your chicken with salt, pepper and herbs like basil, rosemary, thyme and sage
Then, cook it!
Once the chicken is cooked and falling apart! (I am starting to get hungry) Pull the meat off the bones and leave the bones and skin in the pot. I also like to leave the chicken wings in the pot because I usually don’t eat them and they make a great addition to bone broth.
Add some beneficial herbs and spices like, tumeric, ginger, and garlic (I prefer fresh and organic or local grown) Chop the ginger, turmeric and garlic up this will allow the spices to infuse into the broth.
Fill the pot up with filtered water to cover the bones.
Then turn the slow cooker on and let it cook for 24-48 hours.
Make sure to add water at night and in the morning because it will evaporate and you want to keep the bones covered. The aroma of savory bone broth will fill your house.
Once the 24-48 hours are done, strain the broth and place the broth into a container so that you can drink or make soup out of the bone broth.
Store in the fridge and you can drink 4-6 ounces by warming it on the stove, or make a chicken veggie soup and use it to season a yummy chicken stir fry!
Bone broth is an excellent source of nutrients that we usually don’t get from regular foods. These nutrients can be very healing for the digestive system, bones, skin and even good for the immune system. Bone and skin and connective tissue hold valuable nutrients such as collagen, minerals and amino acids that our body uses to help heal. So use food to heal and remember you are what you eat!
Give it a try. In our house we like to do this every week, that way we always have bone broth to drink, to make a soup or to add a little seasoning to our meals. It is amazing because one whole chicken can go a long way using this method.
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