Meet FOND's Mother's bone broth — our apple cider vinegar, bay leaf, and fennel-infused bone broth. Originally created to nourish postpartum mothers in the tender 40 days after labor, it has an even wider reach, perfect for anyone seeking gut-healing nourishment.
What makes Mother's so special? Not only is the flavor absolutely delightful, but each ingredient boasts incredible health benefits.
All About Fennel
Fennel has a whole host of benefits.
Fennel is highly nutritious, containing a concentrated source of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, vitamin c, iron, selenium, and magnesium. Fennel also helps your body properly absorb calcium.
Besides its nutritional values, fennel is also a great digestive support. It has a high fiber content, helping to improve/prevent constipation and providing a soothing relief for indigestion and bloating. Overall, fennel is great for keeping your digestive tract health and happy!
Digestive support is great, but did you know fennel is also a powerful antioxidant? That's right! Fennel contains many polyphenol antioxidants such as rosmarinic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin, and apigenin. These antioxidants provide your body with anti-inflammatory agents to fight off free radicals.
Supports Heart Health
The nutrients found in fennel, like magnesium, potassium, and calcium play a role in keeping your heart healthy and may help regulate blood pressure.
Increases Milk Secretion
Fennel has galactogenic properties, meaning it helps breastfeeding mamas produce more milk for their babies.
When consumed on a regular basis, fennel provides the body with valuable minerals like calcium, selenium, and zinc, which can help balance hormones. According to Ayurvedic practices, fennel is thought to have a cooling impact on the skin, giving it a healthy glow
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is growing in popularity, and for good reason. It's known for:
To properly digest and absorb our food, we need enough acid in the stomach. Without this, food may take too long to digest or be harder to digest, and our bodies may also have a harder time absorbing nutrients. ACV helps increase the acid in your stomach, in turn aiding digestion! To experience this particular benefit, it's best to consume 1-2 tablespoons of ACV about 10 minutes before a meal.
Vinegar can help kill pathogens, including bacteria. Vinegar is also a food preservative, and studies show that it inhibits bacteria like E. coli, which can spoil food and make us sick.
Lowering Blood Sugar Levels
Apple cider vinegar has shown great promise in improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing blood sugar responses to meals. The acetic acid in vinegar appears to block enzymes that help you digest starch, resulting in a smaller blood sugar response after starchy meals with foods like pasta or bread.
Finally, apple cider vinegar is packed full of nutrients like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids, and antioxidants. All that, and it only has 3 calories per tablespoon.
Benefits of Bay Leaves
Bay leaves are a staple in soups and sauces for their subtly bitter combination of mint and spice. But aside from that distinctive flavor, bay leaves also have many health benefits:
Bay leaves have been used traditionally to relieve symptoms of indigestion and other stomach-related ailments. They also help to give relief from abdominal pain, gastrointestinal infections, flatulence, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
Bay leaves contain a unique phytonutrient, called parthenolide, which can quickly reduce inflammation and irritation.
In studies, bay leaves have been found to have antibacterial properties, which means they stop bacteria from growing near them. More specifically, bay leaves inhibit the growth of both Staphylococcus aureus (the bacteria behind Staph infections) and E. Coli.
Blood Sugar Health
Consuming bay leaves may decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, as well as those without.
Bay leaves contain many nutrients like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin, and zinc.
As you can see, the ingredients in Mother's have been thoughtfully chosen for their powerful health benefits.
Want to try it for yourself? You can stock up on Mother's Bone Broth here. Don't forget that all of our bone broth tonics can be used for cooking, too. Find our favorite recipes featuring Mother's here. And don't forget to tag @FONDbonebroth when you post your creations on social!