There’s a reason why chicken soup is called “Jewish Penicillin”. It’s because of how nutritious broth is! Broth contains many minerals and in a form that is easier for the body to absorb.
There’s also gelatin. Gelatin acts like a poor man’s protein because while it isn’t a complete protein is serves as just enough to help those who could not afford meat survive. I hope everyone can now afford meat in this day and age but if you can’t or if you want to save some money then broth is a great way to get some of that “protein”. Gelatin is also great for digestion. Gelatin coats the intestine, strengthens gut walls and strengthens digestion. All of this is great because it not only helps you absorb more nutrients but it also helps you digest foods. It’s because of this that broth is such a vital part of the GAPS diet, which many have used to heal digestive issues or even allergies!
If you are wondering why you should make broth instead of just buy it in the store, there are many reasons. It’s cheaper, it’s more nutritious, and homemade doesn’t have any yucky ingredients!
This recipes is so very easy to make. I love to make my chicken in the crock pot; yes one whole chicken in the crock pot and after I pick the meat off, I just start cooking all this lovely broth!
Crock Pot Chicken Broth
Store in jars and use within a few days or store in the freezer for months.
Makes about 6 cups of broth.