Recipe: Brain-Boosting Broth

Great alone or as a base for many soups and other recipes
Brain broth recipe

This broth can be sipped alone or used as a base for many recipes. It was created with brain health in mind and is rich in antioxidants.

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  • 8 quarts water
  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bulbs fennel, coarsely chopped
  • 1 parsnip, coarsely chopped
  • 12 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Stems from 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 bunch green onions, green and white parts
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  3. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve.
  4. Use immediately, refrigerate for up to five days. Or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 8 servings
Serving size = 1 cup

Calories: *
Total fat: 0 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 g
Sodium: 411 mg
Total carbohydrate: *
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: *
Protein: 0 g
* = small undetermined amount

— The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health (© 2012 Ten Speed Press).

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