Broth is an often under-rated superfood, and the perfect Fall core-warmer. At Green Heart Juice, we offer two types of broths. First is our traditional Bone Broth – prepared simply with organic, local, grass fed, humanely raised beef/chicken bones. Second is our Immunity Broth – a vegan alternative prepared with a basic broth starter (onion, celery and bayleaf) and several types of ethically harvested and locally grown mushrooms including chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, oyster, turkey tail as well as seaweed varieties including arame, wakame, and kombu. Read on to learn about just a few of the many benefits of broth
Benefits of Bone Broth
Collagen: We simmer bones, cartilage, and tissues into our bone broths for the highest amount of nutrients. Tissues and bones contain collagen, and cooking collagen turns it to gelatin, which provides the body with amino acids – the building blocks of proteins. Collagen is also a well-known nutrient for skin health.
Vitamins & Minerals: Bone marrow is rich in an abundance of nutrients such as iron, vitamins A and K, fatty acids, selenium, zinc, and manganese.
Protein: Drinking bone broth or making a simple soup is a great way to add more protein to the diet and feel more satisfied without over-consuming your daily calorie requirement.
Better Sleep: The amino acids in bone broth may promote better sleep in some people. A 2015 study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology reports that the amino acid glycine is a safe therapeutic option to improve sleep. People who take glycine before going to sleep may feel that they sleep better and have less fatigue during the following day. For these people, drinking bone broth with a simple dinner may help provide this glycine.
Benefits of Immunity Broth
How to Incorporate Broth into your Diet
You can simply sip the broth by itself! My current favorite additions to add flavor when sipping are: toasted sesame oil, sea salt, chili oil, and chickpea miso.
Or, use it in cooking soups, rice, & veggies.
Our customers have shared some wonderful ideas with us like home-made Phở and vegan tofu soup. Order yours to keep warm and healthy through the winter!