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Bone Broth Nutritious and Delicious Healing

Why are we encouraged to eat soup when we are ill? Because the rich liquid made by simmering the bones, cartilage and ligaments of animals is a superfood that supports the gut, brain and immune system. The body can easily and quickly absorb this form of minerals and nutrients, although the nutritional profile will vary depending on the source (beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, etc.) and concentration. There is something for all ages to be found in broth, as it builds muscle; promotes healing; strengthens bones; improves joint health; boosts immunity; reduces wrinkles; improves digestion; reduces inflammation; and improves sleep, mental clarity and energy levels. The health and wellness community, and even society as a whole, is starting to better understand the power of this traditional nutrient-dense tonic.

    September is Joint Health Month, and bone broth is here to save the day! As we age, our joints experience wear and tear from normal use and we become a little less flexible each year. And, furthermore, the need for flexibility conditioning and nutritional joint support are especially important as we age. During the bone broth cooking process, natural collagen, a restorative agent for deteriorating cartilage in joints, is released as the bones are simmered. Bone broth also provides gelatin, which is like a cushion that allows the bones in our joints to glide with reduced friction, releasing pressure and increasing range of motion, thus improving the quality of life.

    Other than the obvious health benefits, bone broth is delicious, with a distinct aroma and flavor. It is versatile enough to be used every day. A staple in many cultures, it is easy to include with a meal as a side dish, a thin sauce, a base for cooking, or a warm beverage. Beware of processed broths, as they will not have the same quality or nutrients as homemade broth. Homemade broth is easier to make than you may think. There are many bone broth recipes available on the internet. Preparation time is very important—the longer the bones are simmered, the more minerals and nutrients are released out of the bones into the broth. Be sure the broth you make contains quality ingredients from organically raised, pastured or grass-fed animals from a local butcher or farm, such as Triple J Farm in Winnsboro, South Carolina.

    When purchasing bone broth, quality ingredients again are a must. About Your Health carries bone broths from Miller’s Organic Amish Farm. Miller’s beef, chicken, turkey and lamb broths are all made the traditional way. What an easy way to add a nutrient-dense, easily digested and delicious food to your diet!   

For more information on the many benefits of a diet enriched with bone broth, contact About Your Health, located at 120 Kaminer Way Pkwy., Ste. J, in Columbia, at 803-798-8687 or visit AboutYourHealthSC.com. 

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