There is a South American proverb that says “good broth resurrects the dead.” The nourishing power of bone broth and its exceptional nutritional benefits have been used in many different cuisines around the world, for sipping as a tea or as a base for soups, stews and many other dishes.
Are you wondering what exactly is bone broth and its relation to enhancing your fertility ? Bone broth is exactly that— it is a broth made from animal bones. It is one of the most highly recommended foods/beverages for those suffering from fertility challenges because it is packed with protein and other cell building nutrients, nourishes your blood, strengthens your gut and immune system and also helps to support your kidneys – which are all key to an highly-functioning reproductive system.
Here is a simple recipe that you can use to make your own broth. I recommend drinking at least 1 cup of broth daily to warm your belly, uterus and your soul !
- 5 pounds of bones from grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey. You can get these bones from your local butcher.
- 1 gallon of filtered water, or enough to generously cover the animal bones and other ingredients.
- 1 ½ tablespoons of grass-fed butter, or ghee.
- 1 onion, cut into chunk pieces.
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped into halves.
- 1 tablespoon of parsley.
- 2 bay leaves.
- 2 tablespoons of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.
- 5 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. The vinegar draws out the nutrients in the bones, which is the main purpose of the broth in the first place. Adjust the amount of vinegar to the pounds of bones being used; for example, if using 2 pounds of bones, then use 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
- Add all ingredients to a large cooker or crockpot on low setting. Note that some recommend roasting the bones first for approximately 30 minutes before putting them in the crockpot for maximum flavor and nutrient drainage. All a matter of personal preference here.
- Let simmer for no more than 10 hours.
- Once the broth has finished simmering, you should drain the broth in a metal strainer so that all bones and stray pieces are removed from the broth itself.
- The liquid will congeal, and this is normal.
- Pour the liquid into storage containers and store in refrigerator for no more than 4-5 days at a time. Broth can be stored in the freezer for several months. It is best to use smaller containers for freezer storage so that you can unthaw only the amount you need instead of the entire batch. Mason jars are perfect for broth storage in the refrigerator or freezer.
For those who don’t want to make your own broth, don’t fret as there are other viable options I would recommend. If you decide to purchase bone broth, please stay away from basic store-brand boxed broths filled with unnatural ingredients. Instead, you should purchase broth from a natural or a whole foods store that uses organic produce and meats from sustainable sources, or directly from a supplier who follows these standards.
Below are two brands of broths that I have personally used, and thus I can vouch for their organic authenticity as well as their deliciousness !
Kettle and Fire Broths. I have ordered directly from Amazon.com (please check international availability and shipping of this product)
Osso Good Bone Broths. I order directly from the company (please check international availability and shipping of this product)
There is plenty of research online that shows a strong correlation between drinking organically produced broth and improving fertility. I hope you will take some time to research this topic further, and then head on over to your local grocer’s and whip you up an awesome batch of broth. I am convinced that you will begin to see some amazing improvements in your health as a result. Now, let’s get to drinking !
Sending you much love and many hugs,