The healing powers of bone broth seem to be making waves as a new health food fad, but the truth is bone broth has been used for centuries to treat many ailments. While research is limited as to what exactly bone broth can do, fans of the savory drink claim that it aids in reducing inflammation, processing digestion, promoting weight loss, and alleviating joint pain.
Each of these bone broth health benefits may be due to the rich amount of collagen present in bone broth. Bone broth is made by boiling meat bones, marrow, and the connective tissues of the muscles for a long time, and extracting the nutrients from the bones, including collagen, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Be sure to purchase bones that are high-quality, grass-fed, and organic (if possible). You can talk to your local butcher or meat purveyor at your local farmers market to find some of the best quality bones.
Pork bone broth is one of the most inexpensive at-home broths you can make. You can also make your broth with leftover chicken bones from a whole roasted chicken, fish bones (which are rich in iodine!), or beef bones that you can purchase from your local butcher to make this bone broth recipe.