It’s ironic that a food commonly associated with little old ladies is now the trendiest diet trick touted by nutritionists, trainers, doctors and aestheticians alike. Bone broth seems to be everyone’s go-to solution for a slim waist and radiant skin and hair these days. Why?
Firstly, it’s a deeply satisfying, healthy way to drop a few pounds. Delicious and warm, you can easily replace meals with large servings of bone broth and cut down on calories without feeling deprived or tempted to overindulge.
But what can it do for hair? Bone broth contains dietary collagen that keeps hair looking shinier and feeling stronger, and may be actually a more efficient way to receive the benefits as consuming it assures a more direct delivery. It also contains glycine, which supports liver function (your most important organ for detoxing). And it’s packed with healthy minerals and nutrients like calcium, magnesium, amino acids and hyaluronic acid.
All this from boiling some things you’d probably throw out otherwise… Need more reasons to add bone broth to your diet? We thought not…
So here’s a simple recipe that would make grandma proud:
- Bones from high-quality, organic meat (chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, fish)
- 2 large pots of water
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
For extra flavor you can roast bones first (optional). Then bring the first pot of water and bones to boil for 10 minutes to clean, dump the water, and refill the pot with fresh water.
Add the vinegar, onion, carrots, celery, garlic and bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat and simmer for 8 hours, continuing to remove fat from the surface and add water as needed. Finally, strain and drink.
Store leftovers in a sealed jar in the fridge or freezer.
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