I use to think if I ate a salad every day then I would be healthy, look like a celebrity and stay thin. Well, that is one way to do it. But it is totally not fun having leafy spinach leaves every. single. day. of. the. year. Nor did I stick to that diet.
Nowadays, instead of focusing on what I cannot eat – I have been seeking out GOOD FOR YOU FOODS. Foods that I can eat and feel good about. Bone broth is totally one of those foods.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a nutrient dense broth made from bones of an animal. The cooking process breaks down the bones, releases the nutrients and minerals and makes those good for you nutrients easier to digest.
What are the benefits of bone broth?
Bone broth is SUPER nutrient dense. Specifically, it has gylcine which supports digestion and secretion of the gastic acids. It also contains vitamin C which supports healthy skin. And it of course has collagen, which you know I am obsessed with. I am only skimming the surface here folks. There are SO MANY more nutrients. Do your research!
Bone broth also helps some overcome food intolerance’s and allergies, aids in metabolism, improves joint health, REDUCES CELLULITE!!, supports detoxification process, and boosts the immune system.
Clint from Epic Provisions (my favorite bone broth brand) also elaborated on all the benefits of bone broth.
“There are so many! From improved gut health, better sleep, improved mood, improved skin, and bone/joint health are just some of the areas where supplementing your diet with bone broth can help. My favorite go-to answer for this question goes back to the saying, “eat what ails you.” We’ve had several consumers reach out to us directly providing testimonials as to their own experiences with the benefits of their bone and joint health/recovery due to the inclusion of bone broth in their diets.”
How do I drink/eat bone broth?
Honestly, there are endless possibilities to ingest your bone broth. Personally, I usually buy the portioned size and pack it with my lunch. Then I heat it up using the microwave at work and sip on it as a meal replacement or afternoon snack.
Other times, I cut a hard boiled egg in half and throw in some herbs and eat it like soup.
You can substitute bone broth for stock or broth in most recipes. I’ve seen bone broth used in mashed potatoes, stuffing, stews, as a marinade and also to steam or saute vegetables. You can find some good recipes here.
I don’t find the taste of bone broth to be strong at all. In fact, I find it a bit bland. I think this makes it for an easy substitution when your experimenting with recipes.
Where can I get bone broth?
Like I previously mentioned, my favorite brand of bone broth is Epic Provisions. I like this brand in particular because they make four really good flavors of bone broth variety including Beef Jalapeno Sea Salt, Home-style Savory Chicken, Turkey Cranberry Sage (MY FAVORITE) and Bison Apple Cider. It makes grabbing it on the go SO MUCH EASIER. They can be found on Amazon and in Whole Foods. But there is a whole LAND of bone broth companies out there. Check them out.
Vital Proteins, another one of my favorite companies, also sells a bone broth in a powder form which also makes it easy if your a person on the go. And of course it is USDA organic and crafted with free-range chickens.
Try it out. It is so nutrient dense, good for you, and I promise the taste isn’t as bad as it sounds! I hope this post was super informative and instead of grabbing a booch, grab a bone broth tonight! xx Erica