Broth is a medicinal liquid which provides you with a concentrated dose of vitamins and minerals. At Nutrition for Life, we love broth and really encourage our clients to try it.
We consider a good quality broth to be something consumed as a staple in the diet for nourishing both your digestive and immune system.
If making your own broth or buying a ready made one such a broth from the Nutra Organics range then both a bone broth and plant-based broth are an option.
What is broth?
Broth is a savoury liquid consisting of vitamins and minerals from animal bones, meat, fish, or vegetables through a simmering process.
Broth can be consumed as a liquid drink or used for adding nutrient value and flavour to meals, soups, gravies and sauces.
Why is Broth so beneficial to our overall health?
Due to the concentrated vitamins and minerals drawn out of the foods used to make a broth then this makes it a powerful digestive and immune system aid. Broth will release nutrients like zinc, B vitamins, protein and antioxidants into our bodies. All of which are central to wellness.
What nutrients does bone broth contain?
Depending on the ingredients used to make the bone broth will depend on the vitamins, minerals and medicinal outcomes in the body.
Let’s take the Nutra Organics Chicken Bone Broth for example, this broth is loaded with zinc and B12. Zinc supports our immune system whilst B vitamins are important for metabolism health and assist with energy production. Their Beef Bone Broth is high in amino acids along with zinc and B 12. Amino acids are key in our body functioning properly, growth, repair and development.
Other nutrient properties you can expect from Bone Broth include;
Calcium, sodium, magnesium, omega 3 and 6, iron, selenium, vitamin A and glucosamine.
Due to the use of bone, bone marrow and connective tissue in the bone broth making process, this ultimately results in such a nutrient density.
How to make Bone Broth
For those who prefer to DIY, making a bone broth is quite easy. Here is a start recipe idea so that you can make your own – Our Recipes.
- 2–3 pounds of chicken bones.
- 4 litres of water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 onion roughly diced
- 4 garlic cloves diced
- 1-3 teaspoons of pink Himalayan salt & pepper to taste
- Put bones and vegetables in a big, stainless steel pot.
- Pour water into the pot so it covers the contents. Add the vinegar, and then raise the temperature to bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, add salt and pepper, and then let simmer for 4–24 hours (the longer it simmers, the tastier and more nutrient rich it will be).
- Allow the broth to cool, and then strain the solids out. Now it’s ready.