Make Bone Broth & Why It Is So Good for Your Health
Edited by Leomar Umpad, Eng
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Hi, guys, today we're going to learn how to make bone broth.
We all know how much we love bone broth. It's amazing for our health and well-being, good for digestion, and good for energy. Coaches have been doing this for hundreds of years so they know, obviously, the importance of it. Let's keep the tradition going along.
There are many different ways for you to make bone broth.
We're going to show you a chicken broth today. It's very simple. We will actually use the metabolic typing system in understanding what vegetable works for you as it is very important.
Obviously, the first thing we need is chicken bones.
Before we do that, understanding what meat to get is one of the most important parts of cooking, health, and well-being.
We always want to make sure that the animal is healthy - otherwise, we are eating a sick animal.
When it comes to chickens we prefer free-range chickens.
They need to be living a stress-free life. If they are tucked up in a cage somewhere, they are obviously not in a good state of health and they are quite stressed-out. They need to be eating their natural diet. Most places feed them corn, soy, and all these genetically-modified ingredients that can actually make them sick. A good free-range chicken is one of the best things and it's what we are after.
What we want to do is actually buy the whole chicken, cook it up, and eat it.
One chicken can obviously serve a whole family. What we want to do is pull it apart and use it as leftovers for another meal or snacks throughout the week.
We got the free-range chickens and we're ready to rock.
The next thing we need to talk about is the water that we are going to use in our broth.
We do not want to use a tap water. Usually, when we drink we don't use the tap water either because it's full of fluoride, chlorine, and a whole lot of chemicals that can actually clog up our body. Either buy a purified water or get a filter. Go to my website and visit my shop. You will see some awesome filters there.
What we are going to do is put the water in a big pot.
Then, we are going to add the chicken bones to the water.
The water should sit roughly an inch above the chicken bones.
Now that we got the chicken bones in our purified water, we need to add half a cup of wine.
Obviously, organic wine is the best way to go. We do cook the alcohol out of it so don't worry.
The reason why we use the alcohol is because it draws all the calcium and goodness out of the bones.
You can also use apple cider vinegar if you like - that's a bit of a personal preference. Some find that apple cider vinegar can make it taste a bit funny. This wine does not do too bad of a job.
We'll just add the wine in.
It is very important not to boil your broth.
It makes it go sour and it almost ruins your broth. What we are going to do is to bring the water up to a point where it's simmering and let it sit for 2.5 to 3 hours. The good thing about chicken stock is that it's a bit shorter in length in terms of the cooking time.
About an hour into cooking, we can see a bit of scum forming on the outer side.
What we can do is scoop all of the scum off and just throw them away.
We did not boil the chicken, the simmer is good.
We got about another hour and a half to go. We'll check back in.
Two and a half hour is roughly going by now.
Chicken stock is looking pretty good. Remember, you can go longer if you want to but two and a half hour is enough.
What we want to do is get rid of the carcass.
We will just scoop the main part - this goes out first. We know if we've done it right because the chicken just falls apart in our hands.
Get a bag and throw the carcass into it.
Get rid of the main bits. We know that we did it right when the bones almost completely disintegrate as well - they fall apart.
The rest of the broth will be sieved.
We have taken all the bones out and have put them aside.
Now it's time to put the vegetables in.
We can use another pot to make it a lot easier.
Let's put back the heat.
Now, let's just put all our vegetables in.
Be careful not to splash them all over the place or someone's going to clean up the mess.
We can use fennel and keep the top bits on as well.
There's some nutritious stuff on it.
We're going to keep all of this herbal stuff until a little bit later on because it's going to be done for another hour or so.
In the last 20 minutes, we are going to throw in the herbs at the end.
We've used some celery, carrot, fennel, onion, and a couple little things in here such as garlic and ginger.
They all work with me and my metabolic type - I'm a parasympathetic dominant. If you don't know what metabolic typing is, go to my website and check the videos in there - one of the best things I highly recommend you guys do.
We'll touch the base in about another forty minutes or so.
We are going to add in the rest of the herbs as well.
While the broth is cooking in the background, I just want to talk to you guys about why would we have a bone broth in the first place.
Many cultures around the world use this as a staple diet especially those cultures who do not have access to dairy. They needed the calcium and all of the other bacteria and trace elements that they cannot get.
Basically, bone broth provides us with easily absorbable trace minerals which is one of the most important things that we need.
All those broken down bones that we have after a long time of simmering - the bones, tendons, and the cartilage provide us with glucosamine (which is good for our joints), calcium, potassium, and even magnesium as well as many other trace minerals which are very good for us.
Another good thing that is provided within our bone broth is gelatin.
Some of you may have heard of this before but gelatin is really good for all of that connective tissues in the body. Gelatin is good for our skin and for those people who worry about cellulite. Gelatin is also good for the digestive tract, muscles, heart muscles, and our bones.
One of the good thing about bone broth is that it help clear out our intestinal tract or intestinal wall.
Most people these days do have problems with their tummy. Bone broth, when used on a daily basis, can actually aid with the repair of that intestinal infection and damage which is really good for us.
The fantastic thing about bone broth is its ability to help detoxify the body.
All those amino acids and all the glycine in the broth is great for assisting our liver with the detoxification process.
There are so many reasons why we want to have bone broth.
Of course, everybody is different. What you put into your bone broth is going to be different as well. Just try a couple of different things and see what works best for you. As I say, a cup of bone broth a day will keep the doctor away. Enjoy!
It's been roughly forty minutes since we've taken the bones out and put the vegetables in.
We are just going to throw the rest of the herbs in. We've got some garlic, ginger, and some pepper which are all going in with bay leaves.
Unfortunately, we don't have a fresh turmeric so we are going to use this one for now - nothing beats the fresh stuff.
The turmeric is one of the best foods you can have.
Don't forget some natural sea salt, too.
This adds to the taste. As we go along and once we pour this into a jar, we can taste this. We can actually add more salt if we want to. Natural sea salt is very good for us - not table salt. It is very important that we understand that.
We are at the end now.
What we are going to do is get the vegetable out but we will not throw them away.
We would like to actually have a vegetable soup.
This on-going winter month, we actually want to have a soup. Let's get a bowl and strain some of the bigger vegetables into the bowl. We will save the rest as well and have a beautiful vegetable stock soup.
Let's get rid of some vegetables.
What we are going to do is to take the pot into the sink and we will strain the rest.
Now that the little vegetables, bones, and everything are out of the broth, we can now fill up our mason jars.
Do not spill anything by keeping your hands steady.
See how it got that nice yellow tinge to it? Thanks for the turmeric.
We can keep filling them up.
We can store them in the fridge. If we want to freeze them, don't fill them up so much because they will expand.
Try to have this first thing in the morning.
Check out the other video where we discuss on how to cook quinoa using this broth. It's an amazing thing to have - good for energy and digestion. Start making some broth every single week. We promise you that you'll start feeling really good. See you guys very soon.
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