Bone broth for immune support

Bone broth for immune support – So how does it really work?

Bone broth is a superfood that can strengthen your immune system. It really goes to show grandmas chicken soup to fight was spot on with scientific data now able to back it up!
Bone broth contains essential nutrients that help your immune system to function properly.

This nutritious and cost effective broth is made from boiling animal bones, adding vegetables and herbs then simply straining out the solids laving you with a broth abundantly rich in amino acid, vitamins, minerals and packed with anti oxidants.
The benefits of bone broth include boosting your immune system, reducing inflammation, improving gut health and maintaining balanced nutrition.

Top Tips:

  • To enhance the flavour of the bones you can roast them in the oven until lightly browned before adding them to the pot.
  • Broth freezes incredibly for up to six months.
  • It is fantastic to add to other soups or dishes and can simply be enjoy on its own.
Broth can be made from bones of any kind including beef, lamb, pork, fish, shellfish or chicken. Adding additional herbs and spices to taste are always a great idea.

Here are some suggestions: 

  • Beef bones – rosemary
  • Chicken bones – ginger, turmeric
  • Fish bones – parsley and thyme
  • Pork bones – thyme
The most effective bone broth recipe from a convenience and cost perspective is the one that best suits your needs and what you currently have in your fridge. We don’t like to waste a single cutting or skin so keep a container in the fridge for your “offcuts” and collect any vegetables tops, peels or skins for your recipe.


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Originally published on on 1 February 2021.

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