It has long been the ‘go to’ comfort food for the older generation. You may remember your grandparents or parents professing the ‘magical properties’ of a broth soup when in need of a pick-me-up.
Well, it seems they have might be on to something.
Not an old wife’s tale after all…
The age-old process of roasting then boiling a carcass is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance.
The elixir of bone broth and its immune-supporting properties are one of the many reasons it’s good for the common cold. Plus, it’s easy and cheap to make.
Bone broth contains collagen, glutamine and glycine, among some of its most nutritious properties.
Collagen – the secret ingredient
Of these, collagen is worth paying extra attention to. The collagen found in bone broth helps to heal your gut lining, reducing the likelihood of inflammation of the intestines. It can be comforting and soothing for those who suffer digestion issues too.
Most notably, collagen helps our skin elasticity and helps replace dead skins. But as we age, our collagen production slows down. This is when it may be useful to try a trusted supplement such as Collagen Type 1 and 2, which are among our online bestsellers at just £12.99 for 60 capsules.
How to make bone broth
Making bone broth is easy. Place the carcass in the oven for a short time to roast, to bring out flavour (optional). Then add the bones to a pot with cider vinegar and water for about an hour to help extract goodness from the bones.
Add some seasonal vegetables and boil, being mindful to remove any scum that rises.
Once it reaches a high boil, reduce to simmer and cover for at least 24 hours (some choose longer). Once cooked, let the broth cool down and then strain the liquid
It’s now ready to serve, freeze or store (four or five days in the fridge)
But let’s be honest, it’s hard to find the time to roast a chicken, let alone dedicate two days to creating a broth! This is where the benefits of Collagen capsules offer a great supplement for those looking to boost collagen levels for overall wellbeing.