If you celebrate Christmas chances are you have either a leftover turkey carcass or ham bone from your Christmas dinner.
The possibilities with leftovers are endless! You can make turkey salad, turkey pot pie, or the ever so popular turkey soup.
And if you ARE making turkey soup, the first thing you're going to make is bone broth from the carcass which is FULL of nutrients.
Health benefits of bone broth
Bone broth is what you're left with after you simmer the bones and connective tissues of animals.
It's highly nutritious and has been gaining traction as a health drink as well.
It's main benefits are:
-It's high in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
-It helps your digestive system and can heal your gut
-It may help fight inflammation
-It contains collagen which improves joint health, and skin, hair and nail strength
-It's weight loss friendly if losing weight is a goal
-It may improve sleep and brain function
How to make bone broth
Don't throw out the carcass once you're finished. Make some nutritious bone broth you can keep in the fridge or freezer.
-4L of water
-2-4lbs of animal bones or fins
-2Tbsp apple cider vinegar
-Salt and pepper to taste (you can skip this step if the animal you're using was previously seasoned)
-Chopped vegetables of choice like onion, carrots, or celery (optional)
-Place all ingredients in a large pot or a slow cooker
-Bring to a boil. Simmer for 12-24 hours keeping in mind the longer it cooks the more nutritious it will be.
-Strain the broth and dispose of the animal pieces.
-Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
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