Bone Broth Will Keep You On Your Fasting Program
While many fasters will stick to a zero calorie policy during their fasting hours, some people find that they can get away with a little bit of food that’s high in fat and low in carbohydrates and protein. One such food is bone broth.
Bone broth is a clear broth that’s typically made by simmering roasted chicken or beef bones for long periods of time in boiling water.
The resulting liquid is strained and can be drunk by the cup or added to soups and stews. During fasting some people find it helpful to sip a cup of broth here and there, much like you would a cup of coffee or tea otherwise.
Most of the calories in this clear broth come from fat, so it likely will not mess with your blood sugar and insulin production. If you like the idea of having the occasional cup of broth during your fasting time, make up a batch and give it a try.
If you find that the broth makes you hungrier during your fast, or if it stalls your weight loss – assuming that’s your intermittent fasting goal – stop and go back to zero calorie beverages during fasting hours.
Since this type of broth is very nutrient dense and low in carbohydrates, it is in either case a great addition to the meals you eat when you’re not fasting. Have a cup of broth with dinner, or use it as a first food to break your fast with each day.
Bone broth is full of minerals and collagen, all of which are important elements to help your body regenerate itself. As such, it makes sense to provide your body with those nutrients since one of the benefits of fasting is that it allows your body time to heal and regenerate when you’re not busy digesting food.
The Benefit Of Consuming Bone Broth During Your Fast
Ready to give it a try? Here’s an easy way to make bone broth.
Roast a chicken or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Pull the meat off the bones and enjoy them for dinner. Save all the bones. If they have bits and pieces of meat on them, that’s fine.
Add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the pot. It will help leach more minerals from the bones. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 12 to 24 hours. Strain the broth and store it in the fridge or freeze in single serves for a quick and nourishing snack.