Eating healthy isn’t as challenging as you think. With a little preparation, it’s possible to prepare all your meals from nutrient-dense food sources. Considering the long-term health benefits of eating foods high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it makes good sense to take the effort to prepare your meals.
The quality of the foods we eat is the most crucial factor in determining our health. Our first hack in this series is to buy all your food from organic sources. Going organic will cost you a little more, but it’s worth the money.
Industrial agriculture and factory farming methods rob the nutrition value from our food and introduce harmful toxins to our diet. Search around your town for a farm stall or organic greengrocer to support with your patronage.
With this in mind, here are 16-healthy meal hacks you need to try. Give them a shot to enhance the convenience of your meals, ramp up their nutritional value, and improve your day-to-day health and well-being.
1. Bone Broth for Better Gut Health
Boost your digestive health by adding bone broth to your diet. The brew tastes fantastic by itself – a steaming hot cup is an ideal breakfast on a cold winter morning. You can add bone broth as a stock to soups or stews to improve the nutrition in the meal.
Bone broth contains collagen, which is excellent for the health of your digestive tract. It provides the ideal nutrition source for your gut biomes – the bacteria that live in your colon and intestines. Biomes assimilate the nutrition from your food and pass it through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream where it shuttled to cells and tissue.
Making a batch of bone broth requires minimal effort. Take a large crockpot or slow-cooker and fill it with chicken, beef or lamb bones. Fill the pot with water, a few bay leaves, onion, carrots, celery, and peppercorns. Bring the water to boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 24 to 48-hours. The collagen leaches from the bones and ends up in the broth. Strain the broth through cheesecloth and store it in mason jars in your fridge.