Before the holiday season gets into full swing we thought we would take a minute and focus on our health in an effort to try and avoid the post Christmas cold/flu – then give me ALL the shortbread cookies. JK…kind of.
Over the past several months we have been hearing more and more about bone broth. For as long as I can remember, I have been given one common and constant prescription for the common cold – chicken soup. While this may provide warm comfort for the sniffles and the chills, there is good reason why soup/broth is often suggested to beat that bug. There is more and more research about how our immune health stems from our gut; broth is high in gelatin/collagen content which supports gut health and promotes healing. It is high in amino acids which helps reduce inflammation. Bone broth can help balance gut bacteria (the good stuff that we want to have!) which also helps the immune system. These are only a few of the benefits of a good bone broth.
Additional benefits could include :
Improved Joint Function
Collagen Skin Repair
Teeth, Hair & Nail Strengthener
Just to name a few.
How do you get your hands on some of this miracle broth? Well, you can make it yourself. Bone Broth is typically made with bones and can contain a small amount of meat adhering to the bones. As with stock, bones are typically roasted first to improve the flavor of the bone broth. Bone broths are typically simmered for a very long period of time (often in excess of 24 hours). This long cooking time helps to remove as many minerals and nutrients as possible from the bones. Try this recipe if you are feeling ambitious and want to make it yourself. It is certainly an onerous (and aromatic) process.
For those looking for an amazing, gluten free, organic certified and tasty bone broth from a local and lovely entrepreneur – we recommend you try High Vibe Health. Chrystal Chau is the gorgeous gal behind this company which was inspired by her grandmother and her mother. She took the leap from her 9-5 and began creating products to focus on nourishing people with healthy food. She has the most incredible range of products from regular bone broth to baby bone broth to cultured butter to Chocobroth – yes, you heard that right. Stay tuned as the Chocobroth isn’t on the website yet but we are SO excited to see what it’s all about. I can’t forget the brothsicles for those hot summer days.
I absolutely loved browsing her site and seeing all of the amazing things she has created. She also delivers for certain orders if you are here in YYC. We love that she has several bases – chicken, turkey, beef or bison – which allows you to incorporate the broth into basically any recipe you can think of. It is as simple as using the broth for the base of your grain whether it be rice, quinoa or any other grains you cook on the daily. Chrystal has so many delicious recipes as she is also a personal chef and Holistic Nutritional Consultant.
Chrystal and her High Vibe Health business encompass so many of the things we are passionate about: healthy eating, nourishing our littles and promoting local entrepreneurs who have turned their passion into a successful venture. We hope you check her out, or send us any questions you might have about this amazing and healing broth.
Comment below for a coupon code to get 15% off on your next order from High Vibe Health. Happy Friday, y’all.