A universal remedy from our grandmothers, bone broth is making a comeback. Rather than buying it ready-made, arm yourself with patience and do it at home.

A real gold mine for our health, bone broth stimulates our immune defences, keeps us in good health and helps to ward off many ailments (flu, gastro, leaky gut syndrome, etc.). The key to the success of this broth? Its organic ingredients associated with a cooking time that ranges from six to twenty-four hours. This duration, albeit long, is essential. It is she who makes it possible to extract all the nutrients from the bones such as amino acids, collagen and minerals.

The chicken

Preparation of a back broth

Preparation of a bone broth – Source: spm

Anti-inflammatory, this white meat displays a large amount of amino acids (glycine, glutamine, homocysteine), collagen, antioxidants (glutathione), vitamins (group B) and minerals (zinc, selenium, phosphorus). The broth of chicken contributes to regenerate the intestinal wall, to fight against hyperpermeability and to strengthen the immune defences. Contributing to the proper functioning of the liver, its amino acids are also detox allies. And that’s not all… This hot drink improves the elasticity of your skin, your ligaments and your tendons. A real bowl of youth!

coconut oil

Very digestible, this vegetable oil has many properties thanks in particular to its vitamin E Eston lauric acid. Antifungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial, it improves intestinal and hormonal health, strengthens immune defenses and protects the cardiovascular system.

cider vinegar

Remineralizing and toning, this vinegar seduces with its incredible nutritional richness (antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins). Alkaline, this antibacterial and antifungal contributes to good digestive functioning, regulates transit, detoxifies the liver and improves the quality of the microbiota.

The celery

This concentrate of nutrients (fibre, antioxidants, potassium, calcium, copper, vitamins B, C and K) brings you its anti-inflammatory, diuretic, digestive and antiseptic properties. The celery is especially recommended for people with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Himalayan pink salt

Very well endowed with minerals (notably potassium, magnesium, silicon, phosphorus), this unrefined and non-iodized salt rebalances the body’s pH. It is also a very good natural detoxifier. Sports friends, think of it to prevent muscle cramps after training.

The carrot

With its good content of vitamins (A, B9, K, E), minerals (potassium, calcium), antioxidants and digestible fibres, this root vegetable is remineralizing, anti-inflammatory and protective of certain cancers (colon, hormonal- dependent). This friend of health digestion also balances blood cholesterol and fights hypertension.

onion

A ready back broth

A ready bone broth – Source: spm

Rich in minerals (potassium, calcium, selenium, sulphur), it is known for its anti-infective qualities. This natural tonic provides you with prebiotics that will feed the good bacteria in your microbiota. Your intestinal and immune health will thus be strengthened.

  • My homemade bone broth

Ingredients

  • 1 organic free-range chicken
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery with its leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 3 liters of water
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Pepper

1. Wash and chop the carrots and celery. Peel and cut the onion, ginger and minced garlic into pieces.

2. In a large Dutch oven, brown these vegetables for 5 minutes in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

3. Add the chicken, the bouquet garni, the vinegar and pour in the cold water. Bring to the boil, skim off any foam that may form on the surface.

4. Simmer over low heat for at least six hours.

5. Salt and pepper a few minutes before the end.

6. Remove chicken and vegetables (reserve for another meal). This broth will keep for four to five days in the refrigerator.

  • Do you suffer from insomnia?

Take advantage of its calming effect by making this other grandmother’s remedy: mix a tablespoon of vinegar and honey in a glass of warm water. Drink before bed.

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