September 17, 2021
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Which bones should I use?

“It’s very important for the bones to come from organic, grass-fed/pastured animals,” says Castro. “You want a combination of meat bones, joints, necks, feet/hooves. If that’s too intimidating, a good starting point is to use the carcass of your roasted whole chicken.”

Simple Chicken Crockpot Bone Broth Recipe

Courtesy of Niki Castro, L.C.S.W., founder of Body By Design Wellness in Miami.

2 lbs. of bones
1 gallon purified water
2 large carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (essential to draw out nutrients)
1/2 Tbsp. sea salt
1 clove garlic

Add veggies and bones to crockpot, fill with water. Cover and cook on low for 24 hours. Strain everything out including veggies and enjoy a mug!

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Ana Mantica has been a writer and editor for over 10 years, specializing in health, nutrition and lifestyle. Aside from her regular and stellar contributions to `LLERO, Ana has been published in outlets such Cosmo for Latinas, Woman's Day for Latinas, Self and Fitness and is a correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide. Ms. Mantica is a proud Nica/Cuban and is HQ’d in Miami, Florida.

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