Organic bone broth, whether from chicken, fish, grass-fed beef, pork or lamb, is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Bone broth has been celebrated for its medicinal qualities since the times of the Ancient Chinese, who associate it with kidney health, clean blood and hormonal balance.
Bone broth is teeming with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and is recommended by many modern beauty experts. One of these is Julia March, a Hollywood beauty therapist, who specifically recommends beef and lamb bone broth. March states, “my clients see less inflammation, more glow and more toned skin when they drink it. It repairs, strengthens, rejuvenates and heals.”
Along with antioxidants, bone broth contains collagen and gelatin, which are released when bones are boiled. Both collagen and gelatin are essential to skin regeneration, the strength and growth rate of your hair, and the condition of your nails. Collagen is a protein responsible for providing skin its elasticity and structure, hence the complexion-nourishing properties of the broth.
Bone broth also contains glucosamine, which can promote the formation of new collagen, and is also linked to reduction in joint pain. Bone cartilage contains hyaluronic acid, which draws water and minerals into the cells. This may help skin to stay moisturized and supple. On top of that, it is rich in glycine, an amino acid which, along with aiding in liver detoxification, can help to relieve anxiety and promote restful sleep – a must for looking your best.
Making your own bone broths at home is easy. Below, check out our recipe for simple chicken bone broth, prepared in the slow cooker.
Organic Chicken Bone Broth Recipe
- 2 1/2 pounds organic bone-in chicken pieces
- 6 cups of water
- 2 organic celery stalks, chopped
- 2 organic carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
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