Do you remember when you were sick, mom would make you sip chicken soup and it would actually make you feel better? It’s a common thought that the soup is loaded with vitamins and minerals, but many would say it just alleviates the rather unpleasant effects of cold. For one, it keeps you hydrated which is very important for the body on a situation of having colds. Second, it’s a good mucus stimulant, helps dissolve or lighten the congestion. The salt (I’m sure your mom put salt) helps soothe the throat. If there’s ginger and other spices (garlic, pepper) it will reduce inflammation brought about by the cold.
Still, credit should be given where it’s due – minerals from bones can’t be discounted, and we’re only talking about chicken here. Jack Canfield’s grandmother always believed in the healing powers of chicken soup and told him that it can cure everything. Thus, came the birth of the self-help book, Chicken Soup for the Soul.
What is Bone Broth
Bone broth (interchangeably stock), is the liquid produce from animal bones, meat, vegetables in water (or wine) that is usually simmered for longer hours. It is used as the basis of soups, sauces, and other dishes. In grocery stores, they are sold in jars.
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