Don’t throw away those turkey bones! Do this instead!

Bone broth is all the rage right now, and for good reason!  Nutrients extracted by cooking animal bones provide many health benefits, a few of which are listed below.

Many allergies and autoimmune conditions are linked to a “leaky gut”.  This is when the intestinal lining becomes compromised, allowing undigested food to “leak” into the bloodstream.  Bone broth contains substances known to help repair a “leaky gut”.

Bone broth contains glycine which is needed by the liver for detoxification, making it valuable for supporting the immune system.  Research has shown that the glycine in bone broth can also help induce sleep when consumed before bedtime, because it benefits the brain’s neurotransmitters.  This may be good news for your memory as well!

As we age, collagen that helps give our skin firmness and smoothness, declines in production.  Bone broth is a rich source of collagen.

Bone broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous, all needed for strong bones.

After you’ve pulled the meat from your turkey bones, place them in a large pot (breaking up any large bones), and cover them with water by two or three inches.  Add some chopped vegetables like celery, carrots, and onion, a handful of peppercorns, three or four cloves of garlic, and some fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, or oregano (if you have them on hand).  Stir in one or two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar to help extract the minerals from the bones.

Bring the water to a simmer, cover, and continue to simmer for three or more hours.  Cool, then strain off the bones and veggies.  Store in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to one year.

Enjoy a cup of warm broth to nourish your body, especially when you’re feeling a little under the weather.  Use it in rice, soups, gravies, or any other dish that calls for broth.

Now you know!

Blessings for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist & Natural Health Care Coach

1 Corinthians 10:31–“Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for God’s glory!”

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat disease.   It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need.



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