Bone broth is a super-food for so many reasons.
To name a few, it’s been shown to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and improve the quality of your skin. Bone broth provides our bodies with bio-available (very easy to consume, digest and absorb) forms of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and other trace minerals that are so lacking in our diets today.
While we can also use vegetable-only broths to obtain certain minerals, without bones in the mix, we won't get some of the other fantastic benefits from the gelatin and collagen they provide.
Many are concerned about how to get calcium when avoiding modern dairy-based foods like skim milk and low-fat yogurt. Though whole, full-fat raw milk or kefir may be fine for some folks, many others find all forms of dairy problematic or digestively irritating.
Fortunately, it's actually quite simple to get adequate calcium even while eliminating dairy. Leafy greens (chard, collards, kale and spinach) are rich in minerals like calcium, but - deliciously and easily enough - we can also find minerals AND other health-promoting constituents in traditionally-made BROTH!
Your grandmother was right - soup will heal what ails you. But it needs to be made with real deal traditional broth or stock, which - in addition to minerals - also contains natural gelatin, another healing substance.
While you can of course make your own broth, save yourself some time by ordering a Balanced Bites Broth Box for real deal, ready-to-go homemade broth! We use organic chicken bones, and a slow simmer time to extract as much protein as possible.
If you’re getting in the box, there might be some great culinary applications, but if you want it to be nutritious, it’s going to need to arrive to you frozen or cold.
Simply adding some bone broth to your day-to-day routine will reap big benefits - for your digestion, your hair & skin, joint health, and more.
Easy Ways to Add Broth to Your Daily Routine:
- start with a cup of broth warmed up on the stove and seasoned with a pinch of sea salt or some Balanced Bites organic spices.
- use it in cooking - in most recipes you can replace water or wine with broth and it will add a ton of flavor (cooking rice, steaming vegetables, etc.)
- eat more soup made with traditional broth - I have a few of my favorite recipes below!
If you'd like to learn more, make sure you listen to Episode 221 of the Balanced Bites Podcast - Dr. Kellyann Petrucci joined me on the show and is such an amazing resource on the benefits of bone broth.
And here are a few of my favorite broth-based soup recipes: