Recently we were gifted a book from our ma on the in's and out's of bone broth. It has been my bible over the last couple of weeks, and I'm trying to learn everything about the magical benefits. The best part is, broth can benefit absolutely anyone! From anti-aging, assisting in healing injuries, benefiting your teeth and bones, giving your skin extra elasticity, and improving mental clarity, the list is basically endless! It's alll about bringing your body back into balance and giving it that big cuddle it sometimes needs. If you want to amplify those benefits even more, keep on reading chickens!
Always Use Filtered Water
We try to drink filtered water most of the time because we don't want to be exposed to any more nasty chemicals than we need to. Some people think that the chemicals from tap water evaporate or are reduced when boiling, but this is unfortunately not true!
This is a biggie and something we always do. My rule with meat is organic or nothing. Livestock can be put under some pretty shocking conditions, which completely messes with the quality of the meat you are eating. Think stress hormones, chemicals from toxic feed and dirty living conditions. You don't want to be consuming all of that, too! Organic meat and bones means better for you and the environment.
Add A Little ACV
Adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a pot of broth works wonders as it helps to leach minerals out of the bones. I didn't know about this for so long! Now I never skip this step. ACV is not only helping your beautiful bod have access to even more minerals, but it also adds a great flavour to the broth, too! In terms of apple cider vinegar, I recommend this one.
Spice It Up
Add your favourite herbs, spices and veggies to your broth for even more nourishment, and to change up the flavour. Our favourites to add are carrots, celery, mustard seeds, bay leaves and peppercorns.
Season Just Before Draining
Salt is a great flavour enhancer, but add a lot at the start, and you run the risk of having a super concentrated broth that is way too salty! Ideally you want the flavour from the broth to speak for itself, adding salt at the very end to enhance the flavour that has already developed.
If you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for our favourite bone broth recipes we'll be sharing later this week!
Love and wellness,