For the past couple of weeks/months I have been talking about the wondrous benefits of beautiful bone broth. It can aid with so many ailments and can help nurture your gut, boost your immunity and help with numerous other symptoms. Nowadays the supermarket shelves are brimming with lots of tasty bone broths, which I do occasionally buy when I haven’t made up a batch. However, I do make my own from time to time and it really is so easy to conjure up (if you follow my instagram you will be able to see). You just need a slow cooker, pretty much chuck all ingredients in and get on with your day.
I ventured to a new butcher which I have always seen on my way down to Bondi Beach, but never visited. Sam the Butcher is a great organic and free range butcher at the top of Bondi Road, they also deliver (all of the details here). It is not that pricey either for the quality that you get. I picked up some awesome organic beef bones for the cost close to nothing. If you are on a budget like myself (studying full time and working part time!) this is a great way to eat well but also save your pennies. Remember with this bone broth you can make some delicious recipes, I love my prawn noodle broth, or vegetable noodle broth, try adding it to soups or just by itself as a warm cuppa.
Ever since studying Nutritional Medicine I have been exposed to the importance of choosing organic and free range meat, not just because the animals do live a better existence, but the quality of meat is such a great high quality. By choosing organic the meat has not been pumped with mountains of antibiotics and hormones, which, when ingested can disrupt our system and cause a lot more issues. The protein in the meat is a higher standard of quality and will work more effectively within your body.
As we encroach on cooler months, it is important to prep your body for winter. Bone broth is a great way to keep your immunity boosted as coughs and colds are starting to circulate around.
Benefits to bone broth:
Bone broth; did you know that boiling your bones releases gelatin which is a gentle way of helping restore connective tissue within your gut. This gelatin will literally heal and seal your gut aiding with inflammation, allergies and unwanted foods being absorbed into your system. When the carcass is cooked for a long time, the bones, tendons and cartilage breaks down to release glucosamine and other sulphate compounds, which are actually the same compounds in expensive tablets used to treat arthritis and joint pain. This broth is also a great aid to boost your immunity.
Let me know if you give this a go