Chicken contains a natural amino acid called cysteine, which can thin the mucus in your lungs and make it less sticky so you can expel it more easily when you are sick – like the old remedy, chicken soup.
Medical scientists have now discovered that your health is very dependent on the health of your intestinal tract. Broth helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion, Reduces joint pain and inflammation and promotes strong, healthy bones. Bone Broth contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–things like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, which most people will purchase in expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.
Make sure you always get yourself some good quality bones – if your animals are mistreated, full of antibiotics or any other nasties you will be absorbing these too. I believe that they MUST come from Organic or reputable sources! This for me is a non negotiable.
NEVER forget the vinegar – it helps leech all those valuable minerals from the bones into the water – which is what you’ll be drinking. Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar is a good choice as it’s unfiltered and unpasteurized.