Here I’m going to share my uber-awesome, ultra-healthy, and special beneficial broth recipe. When consumed in the morning, I promise it will get your day off to the right start, even if the rest of your day goes off the rails.
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When your gut is leaking (or permeable), it allows large particles of food and foreign invaders to pass into your blood system causing chronic inflammation that results in autoimmune symptoms. You can read all about this in detail in my post “What is an autoimmune disease?”.
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This bone broth recipe is your new best friend. But why stop there? Adding deliciously healthy superfoods into the mix not only amplifies the flavor but also gives you that extra health boost.
Now, there are tons of choices for bone broths on the market, so how do you choose? Well, I chose Vital Proteins Bone Broth* because there are no additional additives, it’s non-GMO, and USDA certified organic.
My thorough research did not reveal any other broths that lived up to these standards. Please message me if this changes at any point in the future! But as of March 2019, I consider Vital Proteins Bone Broth essential and worth the investment. Watch out for the brands hiding gums, stabilizers, and sweeteners in powdered formulas.
Bone broth is said to have numerous benefits on the body, in particular, the gut. It also holds many vital nutrients the body requires to repair itself.
Bone broth contains a nutrient called collagen, which is crucial for healing the gut, joints, and skin. Collagen, along with other amino acids like proline, glycine, and gelatin all have beneficial effects on our bodies. And guess what? These amino acids are all found in bone broth.
Tales, as old as time, have told us how vital greens are in our diet. But sometimes it’s hard to consume as much as your body needs! If this problem sounds like yours – then powdered greens may be the way to go.
I use Super Greens* because they are Non-GMO and USDA organic. Because of the addition of monk fruit, it even tastes pretty good too! If you want to research further, their site has excellent information on the product.
I use Apple cider vinegar in my broth for two reasons.
- It adds a little sour twist that I like, and
- ACV is great for keeping yeast overgrowth at bay. (We’ve all got some!)
- ACV assists in maintaining a balanced pH in the digestive system which is critical for nutrient absorption.
Turmeric is another staple for health aficionados, like myself. Turmeric has been shown to have amazing anti-inflammatory effects, which is key to fighting chronic illness.
As I mentioned previously, inflammation is known to be a leading driver to severe health conditions. So reversing (or steering clear from) inflammation has been shown to help prevent heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Cayenne pepper may sound strange for a broth, but believe me, it’s needed. If not for that kick in your mouth, than for its absorption properties. Studies show that cayenne pepper (and black pepper) aide the absorption of curcumin.
What is curcumin, you ask? Curcumin is the beneficial ingredient in turmeric. Cayenne or black pepper is needed to activate this ingredient within our body which increases its bioavailability by up to 2000%! Remember that next time you’re adding turmeric to your recipe.
Lastly, we need water. Unfortunately, waking up from a good nights sleep always results in slight dehydration. But don’t fret! Just pour yourself a large glass of water first thing in the morning and start chugging.
Adding water to this broth will only increase the intake of your water in the morning, which will stave off any further signs of dehydration and contribute to your eight glasses of water a day – or whatever the new daily water advice is these days.
I’ve given you the reasons, benefits, and science behind bone broth. And I’ve told you why adding these new, fun ingredients will give your health an extra boost!
Next step: add it into your morning routine! You won’t regret it – and neither will your body. Start your day off on a good note, friends.
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