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Make your own chicken broth during flu season

Make your own chicken broth during flu season and help give your immune system a big boost and help cut the duration of your cold or flu.

Bone broth has recently become popular again, as it is used by pro athletes to reduce inflammation and speed healing from injuries.

Retired star basketball player and one of the world’s greatest sports icons Kobe Bryant swore by it, especially in his late 30s, when injuries were more likely, due to wear and tear of a long career.

I’ve been doing the bone broth for a while now,” Bryant said in a piece for ESPN“It’s great – energy, inflammationIt’s great.”

Chicken soup has been a cold and flu remedy for a long time, and studies have shown that it can help fight colds and flu.

Ingredients: 

1 free-range organic roasted chicken carcass
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
4 quarts of filtered water
3 stalks of celery, halved
3 carrots, halved
2 onions, quartered
Handful of fresh parsley
Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

1. Put the chicken carcass in a large pot, and add enough apple cider vinegar to cover the bones.

2. Let the vinegar and carcass sit for one hour so the vinegar has time to soften the bones and draw the potent minerals out.

3. Add the vegetables to the mix and bring to the boil. Make sure to skim the scum from the top with a spoon if there is any.

4. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 24-72 hours (if you don’t want to keep the stove on all night, turn it off before bed and continue cooking when you wake up).

5. Check the pot every 8 hours and add water when needed.

6. During the last 10 minutes or so of cooking, add the parsley and stir in.

7. Let broth cool and strain it.

8. Add Himalayan pink salt to taste. Store in the fridge for up to a week, and transfer to the freezer for up to six months.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Chicken Soup for the Aging Star’s Soul.” ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 15 Jan. 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2017. espn.com/nba/story/_/id/12168515/bone-broth-soup-helping-los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant.
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