Chicken "Broth" for the Soul
Updated: Mar 16, 2020
RECIPE AND REASONS
Well...with or without the Corona Virus scare, we have a jar or two of homemade chicken broth, or beef broth in our refrigerators at all times. It's common for our kids to sip a cup full of broth like you would coffee even on a day when they feel great, but are just a little cold from playing outside all day. It's definitely a "feel good" food, but what if we told you that bone broth is one of the most nourishing and mineral-rich foods that you can eat? We're not talking about the kind you get from a can or a box on the shelf at your local grocery store. We're talking about make-it-yourself broth from bones that are sourced from clean, all-natural animals. (Like ours).
Bone broths are also the cornerstone for many diet protocols including SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), and candida cleanses. These special diets are designed to heal chronic digestive inflammatory illnesses and would not be as successful without a healthy dose of bone broth.
Using bone broth to heal the lining of the digestive system helps to protect your body from colds and flu's by improving digestion, supporting your immune system, and aiding in brain function. Also, the calcium in bone broth is an excellent supplement for children and their growing bones (or older folks as we age). We could write on and on about the benefits of this gift from our Creator, but there are many, many articles out there at your fingertips. For scientific and nutritional facts check out this article which will make anyone a believer in broth: https://chriskresser.com/the-bountiful-benefits-of-bone-broth-a-comprehensive-guide/
So. Now that we agree that we want to tap into this treasure, how do we make our own? Let's go over ingredients first. You will need:
1- Old Century Meats Whole Chicken
1- Bag of Old Century Meats Soup Parts
1-2 Onions Coarsely Chopped
3-4 Peeled and Chopped Carrots
3-4 Celery Stalks (with leaves)
4 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar (helps extract the minerals from the bones)