Whether you are on the HCG diet or not, chicken broth is a great way to add more protein and flavor to your meals.
It’s also easy to make and can be used as an ingredient in other recipes.
But does it have any special benefits for people on the HCG diet?
This article will discuss how chicken broth can help with weight loss, what kind of broth is best for your HCG diet, and what delicious recipes use this superfood!
What is an HCG diet?
If you’ve been on the hunt for a new diet plan, you might have heard of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin).
But what is it exactly? HCG is a hormone that’s produced chiefly during pregnancy and in small amounts throughout the body.
It helps maintain pregnancy, supports the development of an egg after ovulation, and stimulates testosterone production.
As an injectable product, it’s sometimes used to treat infertility issues in women and men.
Recently, HCG has been considered a weight-loss diet.
That said, there may be benefits associated with eating an HCG diet.
Weight loss can vary from person to person depending on how much fat they want to lose—and how quickly their metabolism allows them to do so—but most people experience at least some degree of slimming down when following these food restrictions combined with regular exercise.
However, in fact, HCG isn’t approved by the FDA as a weight loss aid—and even though some doctors do prescribe it off-label for this purpose (meaning they don’t follow any specific guidelines or protocols), there are also no published research studies supporting its use in this way either.
Is chicken broth okay for HCG?
Chicken broth—which you can make yourself or buy already made at the store—is okay for HCG, as long as you are following the diet correctly.
Chicken broth is a good source of protein, low in carbs, fat, sugar, and salt, and has a lot of vitamins and minerals.
It’s also very low in calories which is great for those on an HCG diet!
However, chicken broth bought from stores usually contains high amounts of sodium, sugar, and fat that are not suitable for an HCG diet because they can cause water retention in some people.
What are the benefits of eating chicken broth?
Chicken broth has been used as a common kitchen ingredient or as a common cold remedy for centuries.
It is loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants, and it’s also a good source of protein and low in calories and fat.
Chicken broth is one of the healthiest things you can eat while on the HCG diet plan (if it suits your macro goals).
Chicken broth is made from boiling chicken meat, bones, skin, and vegetables together for hours until all that’s left are gelatinous pieces of skin floating throughout.
A cup of chicken broth contains only about 50 calories, and it is recommended to drink a maximum of two cups per day for the best result.
Chicken broth is also hydrating, which means it can be a flavorful substitute for plain water.
What is the best chicken broth recipe for HCG?
Making chicken broth is an effortless task, but it will take a bit of time.
The homemade result answers the question, “Why should you make your own broth?”.
It is packed with fresh flavors without any preservatives or too much sodium.
So here is the recipe that you can refer to whenever you want to make a pot of chicken broth for your family:
- 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (100 g each)
- 8 cups Water
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion powder
- 1/4 tsp Celery salt
- 1/4 tsp Poultry seasoning
- 1/4 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Coarse sea salt
- Add all the seasonings to a large pot of water, stir, then bring it to a boil on the stove.
- Once all powdered spices have been dissolved, add raw chicken breasts to the pot.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat so that it continues boiling until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
- Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and turn off the heat once cooked.
Your homemade broth is safe for a low-carb diet.
- Store the broth in glass containers or other types of jars.
Use within two days for chilled broth and freeze for long-term storage.
Chicken broth is a great option to make on your HCG diet, and it’s low in calories and carbs but still provides plenty of nutrients.
If you’re not a fan of drinking the broth, try using it in recipes like our chicken noodle soup or chicken pot pie to get more flavor out of each bite.
But remember that homemade chicken broth is always better and healthier than the store-bought version, so just opt for processed foods when you are too busy and have no time to prepare and cook.