How to make a tasty and nutritious bone broth from chicken feet. Great for people with autoimmune or digestive diseases, as well as joint pain and improving hair and skin health. Chicken feet are also very affordable, since they are less popular than other chicken parts! (In North America, at least.)
This is appropriate for people on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP), Whole 30, and other elimination diets, since it only contains meat, salt, and vegetables.
Chicken feet are made up of tendons, bones, and connective tissues and no muscle meat. This means they have a lot of collagen in them, which breaks down into gelatin when cooked. Gelatin has many great benefits because it contains glycine (as well as other amino acids), which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, and can balance out an over-consumption (in ratio) of tryptophan, which is an amino acid found in abundance in muscle meat. There are also many other healing qualities of gelatin, which you can learn more about in my upcoming video on the topic!
Also very important, this broth tastes great! It is an excellent base for chicken soup, and other culinary uses.
Chicken soup, made from a whole chicken carcass, is one of the most important foods in the Specific Carbohydrate Intro Diet, as well as to people healing with other diets used for autoimmune diseases. Chicken soup is also a boost to the immune system, which is why it was given traditionally to people who were sick. Even still, Jello, which contains gelatin, is served in hospitals. Gelatin is also soothing to the small intestine.
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