This was my project last night.
Making broth from the carcass of a cooked turkey is something I can remember my mother doing and my grandmother as well. We’ve heard of eating chicken soup when we are sick and making the stock yourself us similar except cooking the bones longer makes the broth more nutritious and healing.
The gelatin formed is good for the digestive tract and for aching joints and inflammation. Broth contains Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine, which all have anti-inflammatory effects.
Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of whole body inflammation. Glycine has a calming effect which may help you sleep better.
Bone broth contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium that promote bone strength. The cartilage boiled with the bones adds chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine to help reduce joint pain and inflammation.
The gelatin in the broth can lead to healthier hair and stronger nails.
I’m all for getting nutrients naturally rather from a bottle and making bone broth is one way for me to do that.