The holidays are a wonderful time full of family, friends and food. Food...lot's and lot's of food!
If you have overindulged a bit too much and have the belly aches to prove it, you can use the leftovers of your turkey to make a delicious and gut pleasing bone broth.
Bone Broth Benefits
Slowly cooking the bones releases nutrients such as minerals and amino acids, making the broth healing and highly nourishing. The minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals, are easy for the body to absorb. Adding a bit of apple cider vinegar provides some acidity that leaches out even more minerals from the bone.
The broth is also rich in glucosamine and chondroitin, which aid in joint pain and recovery. Finally, the broth contains gelatin, which helps support collagen formation for strong hair and nails, and lustrous skin.
Bone Broth Recipe
Making bone broth is easy and inexpensive. The simplest method is to use a slow cooker or crock pot. This recipe uses the bones from a roast turkey carcass, but any type of bones can be used. You can often find organic bones from you local butcher at a great price.
How To Store and Use Bone Broth
The broth can be enjoyed on it's own (nothing like a cup of hot broth on a cold day!), or used as a base for soups or stews.
The broth will keep in the fridge for about a week, or longer frozen in the freezer.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, and wishing you the best for the holiday season and in the new year!
Dr. Tomah Phillips, ND