The Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth


Bone Broth is popular now at many places, including grocery stores. Lots of benefits including gut health, boost immune system, healthy joints and hair, helps if you are feeling sick. Some of the nutrient benefits include calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, potassium, gelatin (helps with gut) and collagen (helps with hair).

Your mom probably gives you chicken soup when you are sick; this is top quality chicken soup! It’s easy to make, is more nutritious, and nicer on the budget. The crock pot is best, but on the stove is good too. I recently visited my friends at WFMZ 69 News to demonstrate how to make bone broth and discuss its overall benefits to our health! Watch the segment here and keep reading below for key takeaways.

Basic Ingredients:

  • Rotisserie chicken – eat your chicken and save the bones OR turkey/beef COOKED, lamb

  • Onion – peel the loose skin

  • Carrot- no need to cut or peel

  • Celery including leaves

  • Garlic cloves – no peel needed

  • Splash of Bragg’s ACV - ensures that bones release all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals

This is tasty and nutritious as is, but…to adjust taste use one of these:

  • Liquid Aminos – similar to soy sauce but includes a variety of beneficial amino acids

  • Lemon Juice

  • Sea Salt/Pepper

  • Tiny amount of ginger

Options to include:

  • Parsley/Oregano/Thyme/Rosemary – any green spices that you enjoy

  • All veggies scraps – empty fridge and throw in pot; I empty my fridge and everything goes in such as lettuce, cabbage, zucchini , peppers, dandelion. This makes the soup have a diverse amount of nutrients.

  • No broccoli or cauliflower

  • Beef bones/any meat scraps – throw any meat in and cook down

  • Spicy – chili pepper

Discard vegetables afterwards as they will have no flavor or nutrients.

Cook for 24 -48 hours in crock pot or simmer low in pot for 12 hours

When to drink it?

  • Any time!

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner; when sick

  • Fasting

  • When you’re in a hurry and want to eat healthy!

Luisa Szakacs