Brew some Broth

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

With all those glossy-haired food­ies cook­ing it up like mad, bone broth has be­come the win­ter equiv­a­lent of green juice. It can sort gut is­sues, re­vive en­ergy, and keep hair and nails healthy – and devo­tees are down­ing it to keep their im­mu­nity hum­ming and beat bugs that slip through the cracks.

The recipe It’s so sim­ple. Just place bones in a pot, cover with water, sim­mer for sev­eral hours, then strain. The time­frame Sim­mer for six hours or so for chicken bones, and 12 hours for beef or lamb bones. Ex­perts reckon the slow cook­ing ex­tracts the col­la­gen, amino acids and min­er­als from the bones – and you get to drink them.

Use it in dishes like soup. Or you could make it a health rit­ual and down a cup­ful a day; you might like to sea­son it to make it a lit­tle more palat­able. If a cold hits, add some gar­lic or grated ginger.

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