Temperature changes may lead to a weaker immune system and cause the common cold, flu, sinus infections and excess mucus. Therefore, try this amazing garlic soup recipe, which will boost your immune system and relieve your symptoms.
Garlic health benefits
Garlic contains allicin, which has strong antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant and antifungal properties. It lowers blood pressure, boosts circulation, enhances digestion, and strengthens immunity. If you’re not a fan of garlic in your food, consider trying garlic herbal supplements.
Benefits of garlic:
- Regulate high blood pressure
- Ease allergy symptoms
- Prevents weight gain
- Soothe upper respiratory tract infections
- Cleanse arteries naturally
- Control blood sugar levels
- Destroy parasites
- Treat sore throat
- Fight Inflammation
Garlic is rich in vitamins and nutrients, which fight cold and flu. A 12-week research was made testing the potency of allicin powder. The results were amazing, and showed when consuming garlic cold symptoms are reduced by 50%.
Ginger Health benefits
Ginger has been used since forever, due to its powerful medicinal properties. It treats fevers, colds, digestive issues, and other similar conditions. Also, relieves arthritis symptoms, and has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. There are studies showing ginger can be effective for curing cold and flu symptoms. Ginger is known for its powerful antioxidant, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties.
Flu-fighting ginger and garlic soup
This is a recipe, which combines two superfoods and treats symptoms such as flu, cold and sinus infections.
- 4 sliced green onions
- 1 chopped medium-hot chili pepper
- 50g grated ginger
- 7 cups of chicken broth or stock (vegans can use vegetable stock)
- 2 minced garlic cloves
Saute the garlic, onions, and ginger in a large pot on low heat for 2 minutes. Then add the 7 cups of chicken broth, and bring the soup to a boil. Simmer all the ingredients, until softened. Lastly, add the chopped chili pepper and simmer for 5 minutes, serve with warm crispy bread.
If you don’t enjoy spicy food, use cinnamon instead, it provides additional health benefits.
Add carrots and butternut squash, simmer until softened, then puree the soup. Thus, lead to the healthier soup.
For a bigger portion, you can add mushrooms, organic chicken cutlets, and broccoli. If you are a vegan replace chicken with beans. Enjoy your full meal!