As I was searching around for homemade broth recipes, I came cross a lot of good health benefits about bone broth. When you boil the bones for an extended amount of time, important minerals and nutrients are extracted into the broth. It has glucosamine which is good for your joints. The collagen makes your nails, hair and skin look good. The gelatin can help to heal a leaky gut. Glysine helps your body rid toxins.
Anytime you buy meat from now on, make sure to get cuts with the bones in. After your meals, save the bones instead of throwing them out. Or sometimes you can even buy soup bones from your local farm.
In slow cooker, combine 8-10 cups filtered or distilled water, 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (helps extracts minerals and nutrients from bones) and the bones of course. I like to stick to one type of meat bone each time, but you could mix if you like!
Put slow cooker on high until boiling, then reduce to low and cook for 12-48 hours. It takes a while to get all the good stuff out! I usually slow cook mine for 48 hours.
Afterwards, let it cool, strain it into glass containers and store in the fridge, freezer or make some soup!
You will know you have a good bone broth when it gels in the fridge. When you take it out of the fridge to use it, you can literally hold it upside down and it won’t even budge. It is almost like the consistency of jello.