Trying to fend off a cold this season?
Well, one extremely nourishing traditional food to help with this is bone broth soup. Real homemade bone broth has been referred to as magical for all of its healthy properties!
It is also easy and affordable to make! You can learn how in our Healing From the Cauldron: Bone Broth Soup class next Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods.
Save $3.00 off this class with this online coupon. Call 952-891-1212 ext 221 to register or stop by customer service–it is only $20 for members and $23 for non-members.
Store bought broth is not simmered long enough to extract all the components of this healthful food so homemade broth is key.
Join instructor Nicole Brenny as she teaches step by step the method to make this healthy soup along with learning about the concepts behind the GAPS diet. This diet includes use of probiotics and digestive enzymes, encourages detoxification, and eating more raw, fermented foods–all in the effort to improve digestion.
According to the September/October 2011 Well Being Journal’s “Bone Broth Delivers Minerals & Macro Nutrients” article, these are the minerals and nutrients in bone broth soup:
- Lots of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium!
- Gelatin: Long slow simmering of bone broth makes it a gelatinous substance. Gelatin helps with digestibility, soothes the intestinal lining, a can help decrease respiratory problems, allergies and colic. It is known for providing therapeutic support for those with ulcers, diabetes, muscle diseases, bone problems, infections and even cancer.
- Amino acids glycine and proline: Glycine helps with liver detoxification, wound healing and any condition requiring rapid growth such as pregnancy. Proline is part of connective tissue and is an important amino acid for those with tissue and joint problems.
- Hyaluronic acid: This acid is a “colloid”, meaning it attracts gastric juices to surface of food, helping with digestion. Most foods repel gastric juices, impairing digestion. This problem can cease to exist if more raw, fermented foods or bone broth is added to cooked meals and sauces.
- All the components that make up connective tissue: The most important component is chondroitin sulfate. This often makes up a popular, expensive supplement used for joint problems. However, if you make homemade bone broth soup, you can have chondroitin sulfate for free!