What vitamin and supplement manufacturers don't want you to know.
Only large manufacturers with the help of scientists can extract nutrients from their natural sources and delivery them in easily absorbable concentrated forms to our kitchens and medicine cabinets.
That's why Americans choose to spend around 1.5 billion dollars on vitamins and supplements every year.
Just kidding! No, not about how much we spend. We do, in fact spend about 1.5 billion dollars per year. I am, however, kidding about those helpful scientists and their philanthropist manufacturing companies. Wink, Wink.
In actuality, accessing concentrated nutrients to improve your health, appearance, and longevity is much easier than it seems. And much tastier too!
Our ancestors have been effectively extracting nutrients from their natural sources for thousands of years!
They did this in the form of BROTH.
If you have ever chatted with me about buying or cooking chicken, you'll notice that I ALWAYS recommend our least expensive chicken product, a whole chicken. I'll always encourage you to use that whole chicken to the very last morsel and here's why!
Bone Broth from Pasture- Raised Chickens is extremely nutritious!
By Boiling, simmering, or pressuring cooking your leftover chicken bones (or meaty backs and feet) you break down the source of many essential and powerful nutrients and release them into an easily absorbable delicious form.
Nutrients that are available in Bone Broth consist of:
Vitamins A & K2
and Omega 3 (Healthy) Fats
And what do all those nutrients do for the body coming from Bone broth?
Helps build and repair muscle, bone, skin, and blood cell health with essential fatty acids.
Fuels and rehydrates the body when ill as a natural supplier of electrolytes with vitamins and minerals.
Contributes to satiety, healthy weight management, and improved muscle mass and tone with a low-calorie form of protein and collagen.
Supports gut health, improves digestion, and strengthens the immune system with glutamine and gelatin. (Regular Bone broth consumption is even known to help reduce symptoms and reverse damage caused by leaky gut, Irritable bowel syndrome, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, and Crohn's disease.)
Protects joints and creates clear firm skin, reducing wrinkles and supporting elasticity with collagen, zinc, and glycosaminoglycans. (Bone broth consumption can reduce paid caused by osteoarthritis!)
Reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep with effective absorbable magnesium.
Reduce inflammation and symptoms of illnesses such as allergies, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and some cancers.
Wow! That is a lot of incredible benefits!
But how do we make this work with our daily lives? Here are my suggestions:
1. Cook with a whole chicken around once a week. Enjoy a delicious roasted chicken dinner and use the leftovers for a second meal.
2. Then, use all of the remaining parts (bones, connective tissue, skin) to make a nourishing broth.
You can do this right away in your slow cooker, pressure cooker, or on your stove top.
Or. Toss all those parts into a freezer bag until you are ready to make broth.
3. Store your broth in a resealable container in the fridge and use it as a base for soups and stews.
4. Use your broth as a replacement for water in all kinds of dishes and recipes.
5. Enjoy it as a hot drink with meals or as a super nutritious snack between meals.
...before you know it, you'll have used up all your broth and be ready for another batch next week!
Wishing you and yours a happier, healthier, and more delicious Life
(with a warm and cozy cup of broth!)
The Stevens Family at Rocking 5 S Farms