What is bone broth, and why do we eat it?
For those of you who’ve come into the office, you may have gotten advice to incorporate bone broth into your diet. It’s not only a fad, but we’ve also been getting healthy eating bone based soup for generations (chicken soup anyone?). The advantage of making your own is exactly that – you’ve made it. You have control over your ingredients and seasonings. You can leave out anything your body doesn’t respond well to, you can leave the salt out, you can put in family secrets or cultural spices to make it taste more like home. It’s yours and the only limitation is your imagination.
Most recipes agree, roasting the bones first is the secret. Beyond that, put in what you like, leave out what you don’t, cook it for a couple of hours or overnight; use an oven, stove or crock-pot. Strain the foam or leave it in, strain the broth or leave it rustic. Bone broth should be eaten room temperature or warmed. It can start your day or end your day. Are you getting the idea? The important thing is to incorporate this nourishing food into your diet if it is recommended by your practitioner. You can also add bone broth when you’re recovering from being ill or to help fend off the seasonal blahs.
Here are some links to articles and recipes relating to bone broth. This is by no means a complete list. If none of these strikes your fancy, check out a Google search.