“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” - Sophia Loren
And if you really want your skin to look younger I recommend you start consuming beef bone broth on the regular. - ME
The quest for that "fountain of youth" has been going on since the beginning of time... The first form of plastic surgery of sorts was seen as the painting of sarcophagus (Egyptian tombs).
It is said that the royalties that were buried in then had the outer lids painted like a younger and more beautiful version of themselves.
So for your quest of the fountain of youth I'm going to give you a recipe that you can make for yourselves to help you achieve a healthier and more vibrant skin starting today.
I'm talking about beef bone broth. Yes this century old recipe that has been passed on from generation to generation, every culture has their version of it.
At first thought if you are not to familiar with beef bone broth recipes you might be a bit grossed out by the thought of bone soup. But let me tell, when cooked right this is one of the tastiest soups you'll ever have.
But first, how can beef bone broth help make you look younger?
There are 3 main natural ingredients that are found in beef bone broth that make it the perfect skin food. These 3 ingredients are glycine, proline, and collagen. All together they give your skin the nourishment it needs to improve elasticity and keep away wrinkles.
As you age your skin starts to naturally loose its collagen, thus loosing its smooth and tight integrity. By adding beef bone broth to your diet at least once a week you'll can make sure you are feeding your body and skin the minerals it needs to look younger.
If you want to get all the details behind the health benefits behind bone broth check out this past post here.
Below is a very simple yet extremely nourishing beef bone broth recipe for you to enjoy.
This recipe has been slightly optimized from it's original version at Paleomagazine.
Beef Bone Broth Recipe
Beef Bones 3-4 lbs
3 Celery Sticks
2 Yellow Onions
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Bay Leaf
1 Tablespoon Black Peppercorn
1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
1 Inch Piece of Ginger
1. Place the beef bones on a baking sheet, pour some olive oil over them and roast for 1 hour at 400 F/200 C.
2. Take bones out of oven and toss into crockpot.
3. Chop veggies into big chunks and toss into crockpot as well.
4. Add the turmeric powder, black pepper, ginger and bay leaf.
5. Cover with filtered water.
6. Cook on low heat for 12 -48 hours.
7. When done separate all the ingredients inside the crockpot from the broth and toss out.
8. Using a cheese cloth or thin strainer, strain the rest of the broth into a large bowl and let cool down.
9. Pour the broth into mason jars and refrigerate is you are going to use within the next few days otherwise freeze for later use.
*Ninja hack* pour some of the broth into ice cube trays and freeze. You can later use as a natural bouillon to add to rice/quinoa/soup, or serve as a tea. Enjoy!
That fountain of youth certain does exist when you combine clean eating, good thoughts and active lifestyle. I believe all true beauty comes from within.
With this beef bone broth recipe you can literally start making your self look younger from the inside out.
If you are already making bone broth what are some of your favorite veggies or herbs you like to put in it? Leave a comment below and let me know.