HIDDEN NASTIES IN YOUR BROTH
Bone broth has so many benefits for your body, but it is important to make sure that you are choosing the right one. We understand that not everyone has the time or patience to make their own homemade bone broth, so we want you to understand the good choices from the bad
‘Stock’ isn’t broth. It hasn’t been simmered for as long and therefore doesn’t deliver you the health benefits that broth does.
Be careful of which brands you pick up as many conventional brands bought from the supermarket are LOADED with anti-nutrients (they literally take nutrients OUT of your body). Some brands have as little as 4% chicken in them! Also, stay away from powdered stock as this is chock FULL of nasties.
When choosing your stock or broth, always go for free-range and/or organic chicken or grass fed beef/lamb
Here are the common culprits found in stock and broth:
– Sugar (very common)
– Maize Starch
– Vegetable oil – sunflower, canola, rice bran, soybean
– Flavour Enhancer (635) – this is banned in some countries and may cause allergic reactions, behaviour problems, headache, heart palpitations, swelling of the lips and tongue, hyperactivity, gastrointestinal ailments, skin ailments, should be avoided by asthmatics and people with gout or kidney disease
Effects on the body: Gastrointestinal system and liver, kidneys
– Anti-Caking Agent (551)
There are many brands now selling dehydrated bone broth which you can buy online and is a fantastic alternative to buying it in the liquid form especially if you can’t find these brands below locally. Just Google ‘dehydrated bone broth’ and there are plenty of great options straight to your doorstep!