Organic Chicken Bone Broth
Bone broth is very high in protein (collagen) so it is perfect for repairing or increasing collagen in the body to repair connective tissue (skin, hair, nails, gut lining, sporting injuries) and also helps keep our skin look youthful. It is used often to improve any damaged tissue/cells in the gut and to ease digestive issues while also providing easily absorbed nutrients and a healing protein for muscle and tissue repair.
Bone broth is high in collagen therefore a wonderful tissue strengthener for anyone experiencing leaky gut where small food particles are not absorbed and instead pass through the bowel wall and into the blood stream. This sets off immune reactions because the undigested food particles are not meant to be in our blood. Poor nutrient absorption and deficiencies, foggy head, poor concentration and low energy are all signs of leaky gut. This little nuisance was part of my poor health back in 2011 which lead to Ulcerative Colitis and a few emergency surgeries from abscesses and infection. I healed this naturally with dietary changes, herbal medicines, nutrients and stress/lifestyle management and absolutely no drugs (other than at the time of my surgery) so believe me it CAN be done if you are committed.
So, our wonderful Bone broth, which our grandmothers used commonly for maximizing flavor, nutrients, an immunity, can be used as a base for soups, casseroles, bolognese, pretty much anything which requires liquid and cooking.
For the healthiest bone broth, it is very important to use organic bones otherwise you will be
ingesting heavy metals, antibiotics and excess toxins. This will reduce the nutrient absorption
and healing for your body and in fact can add to your health issues and burden on your liver.
In a slow cooker put 1-2 chicken carcasses and cook on low for 12-24 hours.
Then scoop the impurities off the top of the broth before removing all the bones and any meat from the slow cooker to leave just the clear broth. Pour the broth into containers for fridge or freezer.
If using a full chicken with meat, it’s up to you again, if you want to leave some of the chicken
meat in the broth. If not, remove the whole chicken (don’t be surprised if it falls apart) and pull all the meat off and store the meat in a container for later use.
If you store this in the fridge WITH some meat still in the broth, make sure you use it within 4-5 days max and enjoy in a soup, casserole, bolognese. You can even freeze some into ice cube trays and add them to a smoothie.