All-Healing Bone Broth
- Joints and long bones
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- filtered water to cover
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- onion (optional)
- garlic (optional)
- carrots (optional)
- Celery (optional)
- fresh herbs (optional)
Bone broth is not only easy to make but is also a great way to maximize your food and health costs. Instead of throwing out the leftover meat scraps from dinner, try making this healing broth at home for you and your family! This homemade soup stock, prepared primarily with the bones of chicken, beef, turkey, fish, pork, etc., contains many mineral-rich ingredients that support healing.
The protein, cartilage and gelatin components in bone broth contain nutrients that support joint health, bone health, nail/hair strength, digestive health, and more. Specifically, it contains the amino acids glycine and proline, which are critical for a healthy immune system and central nervous system.
A few tips: always use high-quality bones, preferably from pastured, grass-fed animals. Additionally, adding other healing spices, such as turmeric, will boost the nutritional benefits of this amazing broth!
You can also use a slow cooker for this recipe. Cover the bones completely with filtered water, and add vinegar, salt, and optional herbs. Let it simmer on low for 6-8 hours, then add the vegetables (if using). Continue simmering for a minimum of 12 hours total.