Ok so you have almost survived the holidays. New Years is the last holiday, remember what I said in my old post about what to drink and how to prevent a hangover.
A great way to just give your body a break after all the sugar and rich food is give your digestion a small break. Try drinking broth for a day and a healthy light dinner loaded with veggies and lean meats.
Bone broth is a very powerful tool when it comes to your health. It will help heal leaky gut and repair damage to your intestinal wall. The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints) helps seal up holes in intestines. This helps cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances. It also helps boost your immune system, which we all need this time of year.
Taking glucosamine supplements to help with joint pain has been common knowledge for years, but it turns out that bone broth has glucosamine too. The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth has been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis. Bone broth will help reduce inflammation in your joints.
Bone broth is a good source of collagen. You can find collagen in all kinds of “plumping” products these days. It is way cheaper than Botox.
The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in the bones seeps out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones.
BONE BROTH RECIPE
- Whole organic chicken or 4 Large Grass Fed Beef Bones
- 4 or more quarts of filtered water or about 1 inch above contents
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 onions, coarsely chopped
- 7 carrots, chopped
- 5 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons of Thyme and Rosemary
- Sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried green peppercorns, crushed or ground in pepper grinder
- Fresh ginger root
- 3 Bay leafs
Fill the bottom pot of a large stockpot with the onion, carrots, herbs, apple cider, celery, and ginger. Put the second pot on top and add the large peppercorn, bay leafs and the whole chicken. Fill the entire pot up with filtered water. Let the pot boil on high for 1.5-2 Hours until the chicken is cooked. Turn off the pot and pull out the chicken and let it cool. Once the chicken has cooled take all of the meat off the bone and throw the bones back into the top pot. Turn the stove on low and boil with a lid for 12 hours minimum. The longer the more intense the flavor will be. If you do not have a stockpot you can use a crock-pot. Drink UP!
NOTE: If you cannot make bone broth many of the health foods store carry it in the frozen foods section. They have many varieties you will have to see what you enjoy the most or you can contact me personally for purchases of broth.