This has to be one of my favourite soups which combines two of my favourite ingredients; onions and bone broth. I make my broth at home using bones that the butcher gives me. You will also find producers at local farmer’s markets more than happy to bring along good quality bones.
Bone broth has really taken off, with experts claiming it can firm up the face. This is because it contains a healthy dose of collagen and cartilage, as well as hyaluronic acid. Plus its simply packed fill of other nutrients as well so it’s really a no-brainer for reaching wrinkles and cellulite and maintaining strong, healthy skin.
It takes no more than five minutes to prepare the broth but the cooking time is lengthy. It needs to be to extract all the nutrients within. Many vitamins and minerals are released quickly but the incredibly powerful anti-ageing compounds are deep in the bone and marrow and can take over 12 hours to be extracted. I simply prepare the broth and leave simmering on the stove, often for 48 hours. Every now and then I check to see if there is enough water but thats about it. It freezes really well and if you make it in bulk will last for ages.
Onions also play a role in skin health, like garlic, they contain compounds which give the liver a boost and protect our skin from damage by free radicals (a major contributor to ageing skin). They also help to modulate insulin levels – high levels of which are associated with premature ageing so onions are a powerful tool in holding back the years and keeping our skin glowing.
This recipe is a delicious way to combine these two anti-ageing ingredients. I don’t like to eat too much dairy but find the gruyere really adds to the flavour and gives it the full comfort factor.
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