Homemade bone broth or “stock” is an easy way to get your body the nutrients it needs when you’re sick. Stock won’t require your digestive system to work too hard either, with easily absorbable nutrients such as sulfur, magnesium and phosphorous. If you’re battling a cold, consider adding some spice to your stock. Peppers will release watery fluids in your mouth and throat, helping to thin out mucus, and they have pain relieving properties too.*
Make stock at home by placing 3 pounds of meaty bones in a large pot, add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and cover with water. Let this mixture sit for one hour at room temperature to draw out the minerals from the bones. Then, bring to a low simmer, cover and cook for 12-48 hours.
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