You’re about to learn how to make a simple, great tasting and nutritious homemade mineral broth recipe!
I call it “Magical Mineral Broth”.
It’s a delicious soup that author Rebecca Katz calls a “nourishing tonic.”
Homemade mineral broth can be served as everything from a lovely, warming sipping tea to a powerful, energising base for hearty soups, curries, casseroles and stews.
Like bone broth, this homemade mineral broth recipe can provide a tremendous rejuvenating boost.
Chock-full of magnesium, potassium, and sodium, it helps to refresh and restore your body, but only if it’s included as part of an overall nutrition and health rejuvenation plan.
Before I reveal the ingredients and method for the mineral broth recipe and why it’s a worthy addition to your eating plan.
The literature shows beyond doubt that mineral deficiencies are common, and it’s often because your digestive system is offline (H pylori can cause mineral deficiencies, for example).
What’s more, they definitely cause symptoms and disease.
The scientific and medical literature abounds with papers showing how nutrient depletion due to poor diet, medical drugs, stress and digestive problems causes symptoms and disease.
Unfortunately, the medical system generally only considers iron (as in iron deficiency anemia), vitamin B12 and vitamin D when it comes to deficiencies.
Folic acid is also considered in the context of pregnancy.
Medics know these nutrients can cause disease, which is why they test levels and prescribe (poor quality) supplements.
But what about all the other vitamins and minerals?
Surely low levels of any important nutrient could cause health problems?
When you look at the number of functions minerals perform in your body, it’s clear that deficiencies will cause blockages in your body’s ability to function properly.
Magnesium alone is involved in some 400 enzyme reactions, meaning that a deficiency in magnesium alone could lead to a host of problems.
When I measured my own mineral levels several years ago, I discovered that I was deficient in three key minerals:
I was also low in vitamin B6 and carnitine, two critically important energy, detox and brain chemistry nutrients.
At the time I measured these levels, I actually didn’t feel too bad – my energy wasn’t as high as I wanted it to be, but I didn’t really have obvious symptoms.
I was shocked when I saw how low certain minerals were, and my potassium level was the lowest I’ve ever seen – lower than any of my patients’ tests have been (and I’ve tested a lot of people).
When I received my test results, I set some time aside to closely scrutinize my diet and health history.
I figured that I could definitely eat more fruit and vegetables, as well as including some fresh vegetable juices with meals.
I started making bone broth, and also the magical mineral broth recipe I’m about to show you.
I felt my energy levels quickly improve once I’d taken care to increase my mineral intake.
I’m 99% sure that my low mineral levels were caused by the digestive problems I had from 2004-2007.
H pylori infections are associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies (iron, vitamin B12, vitamin C are confirmed in the scientific literature).
H pylori and aging both cause reductions in stomach acid levels.
Low stomach acid is associated in reduced ability to digest food and extract minerals.
According to Jonathan Wright, MD in his book Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You, low stomach acid can lead to reduced absorption of iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as other nutrients.
Low levels of any of these nutrients can cause anything from mild symptoms to outright disease.
General digestive inflammation due to gluten sensitivity, chronic infections (Candida, parasites, H pylori, etc.) and other irritants may also lead to reduced nutrient absorption.
The end result could be symptoms in any of the seven areas of health – digestion, reproduction/sex, energy, aches and pains, mood, sleep, skin/hair/nails.
Mineral broth does not substitute for the regular consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits, which are rich in minerals and other nutrients.
But it’s a convenient way to get more minerals into your diet if you’re in a rush.
You can add mineral broth into your cooking – it’s great in recipes such as soups, stews and curries.
You can also drink your mineral broth recipe as a snack or alternative to a cup of tea (I often have it with a tablespoon of collagen powder to add protein).
Be sure not to use any ingredients you’re allergic to, and try to buy organic or locally grown if you can.
You can add other vegetables – sometimes I add squash, red onions, parsnips and others to the mineral broth recipe.
Feel free to add other herbs and spices to taste – bay leaves, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, etc.
Also note that you can vary the quantities of your ingredients depending on how much of this magical mineral broth recipe you want to make.
As stated above, please don’t think you can just make mineral broth and meet your nutritional needs.
Some helpful resources for you
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Over to you!
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