Question: My wife makes bone broth out of leftovers. It’s delicious, but I think all of the nutrients are gone with the meat. She says it’s good for our family. Who’s right?

Answer: Your wife! Generations have relied on bone broth for its taste, nutrients—and health benefits. Bone broth is a homemade stock made by simmering some type of animal bones such as turkey carcass or beef bones in water for a long time.

A homemade bone broth (not ruined with an excessive amount of sodium) will provide you with magnesium, potassium, calcium and protein. Broths cooked with bones containing tendons are very rich in collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin and elastin. These “bone nutrients” are especially beneficial for people with osteoarthritis and/or osteoporosis. So enjoy!