Bone broth is chock-full of slimming minerals and amino acids, including fat-burning calcium, stress-soothing magnesium, liver-optimizing glycine and gut-healing gelatin. Plus, it has a rich, umami flavor that increases satiety and staves off cravings. One study found that dieters who enjoy 2 cups of the broth daily lose 50 percent more weight than those who skip it.
While you can get some of the benefits from store-bought chicken or beef stock, homemade broth is more flavorful and richer in nutrients. To make, our nutrition columnists Mira Calton, CN, and Jayson Calton, Ph.D., suggest combining 2 pounds of bone (from a roast chicken or ask for bones from your butcher), 1 onion, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery and 2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar in a large stockpot. Cover with water and let simmer over low heat for 10 to 12 hours. Remove the vegetables and enjoy 8 to 16 oz. per day.
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