Organic Bone Broth | Why You Should Start Drinking and Cooking With It Today
As the temperature drops, we can begin to welcome the joys of wintertime. Ski resorts open their doors, holidays are just around the corner and adding eggnog to your morning coffee is finally acceptable again. On the downside, the days get shorter, rain and snow never seem to end and people become more susceptible to getting sick. Thankfully Fresh2You has a solution to improve your overall health so that you can truly enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
What is bone broth?
Organic bone broth is made from slow-simmered protein bones, which include beef, chicken or fish. The bones are typically slowly cooked for a minimum of 10 hours to help extract as many minerals and nutrients as possible from them. Bone broth has been around for centuries and is prepared by cultures all over the world as a delicious and nutrient-rich soup.
How is our bone broth made?
At Fresh 2 You, we begin by placing organic bones, connective tissue, vegetables, herbs and spices into a large pot with water. The pot is brought to a boil and then simmered at a very low heat for 16 to 48 hours. The long and slow cooking time allows us to extract the bone marrow and maximum amount of nutrients. The broth is then strained into 750 ml containers and kept in the freezer until delivery.
What are the health benefits of bone broth?
Bones and connective tissue are known to store an abundance of beneficial nutrients, amino acids and minerals that can help increase your energy levels and improve the look of your skin — these are often hard to introduce into our daily diets. More importantly, bones are a great source of type II collagen, protein and gelatin, which are extremely beneficial to our bodies. So here are some key benefits of bone broth!
Promotes healthy youthful skin
Due to its high concentration of collagen, bone broth can help improve the look of your skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our body responsible for promoting healthy skin and protecting our joints — digesting it can improve the skin’s elasticity.
Increases bone strength and alleviates joint pain
As the broth simmers important minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and calcium seep out from the bones, making it easy to drink the nutrients from your next cup. Bone broth is also rich in glucosamine, which is often prescribed as a supplement to alleviate joint pain. However, unlike pills bone broth offers additional nutritional benefits.
Supports gut health
Drinking a cup of organic bone broth a day is known to help relieve leaky gut syndrome, but it can also be extremely beneficial for overall gut health. Gelatin extracted from the bones during the cooking process is said to help seal holes in the intestines. Broth can also introduce inflammation preventing amino acids and healthy probiotics into the digestive tract and gut.
Gives a boost to your immune system
Bone broth is often considered a superfood. Because of its high concentration of minerals, it is a delicious and easy way to improve your immune system.
How to use bone broth?
Organic bone broth can be used in many different ways and all of them are delicious! You can drink it straight up — simply pour it in a cup and enjoy. It is an excellent replacement for water when cooking grains like rice, risotto and quinoa. Use it in all of your favourite recipes like stews, soups and pulled pork. It can also be used in place of stock when a recipe calls for it.
Where can I get bone broth?
If you would like to get your hands on some deliciously healthy bone broth, you can easily order online now at Fresh 2 You and get it delivered right to your door. We offer three types of bone broth — beef, chicken and sturgeon. They are all entirely made with organic ingredients and locally sourced organic grass fed protein bones. Follow the link to order now!
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Serves: 2 - 4
6 cups organic chicken bone broth
1 cup carrots (diced, about 1cm)
1 cup onion (diced, about 1cm)
1 cup celery (diced, about 1cm)
2 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
1 tsp – 1 tbsp salt — depending on taste and base seasoning in broth (it’s better to start low and adjust up)
1.5 cups noodles
12 ounces or 340 grams chicken (cooked)
- Sautée carrot, onion and celery with garlic, olive oil and salt in a pot for 5 minutes.
- Add broth and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Add noodles and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until noodles are cooked.
- Add chicken and parsley, and season to taste.