As the seasons change and the temperature also changes, people become more susceptible to different colds and the flu. Many also have a sore throat. Some people have very strong symptoms and have to rest while the others are only bothered by their persistence.
In this article, we’re going to present you a recipe for a soup which will help you relieve the symptoms and also improve your complete immune system.
Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is abundant in allicin. This is a compound which contains anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. The body becomes positive effects like with lowered blood pressure as well as improved immune, circulatory and digestive system.
- fight allergies
- regulate high blood pressure
- diminish plaque from the arteries
- soothe upper respiratory tract infections
- expel parasites
- help prevent weight gain
- reduce inflammation
- regulate blood sugar levels
- treat sore throat
The amazing vegetable also contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins that we all need if we want to fight the flu and various colds fast. According to researchers, garlic can help you alleviate the symptoms of colds in 50%!
Health Benefits of Ginger
The wonderful root has been used for many centuries to fight digestive problems, fever, colds etc. It is very effective and helps you soothe arthritis, but it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient. There have been numerous studies which claim that ginger can help you against nausea and vomiting. It’s also amazing against various types of colds and the flu.
Flu-fighting Ginger-Garlic Soup
The recipe mixes both of the superfoods in an amazing soup that will help you against sinus infections, the flu and colds.
- 2 peeled and then diced cloves of garlic
- 4 finely sliced green onions
- 7 cups of chicken broth (vegans can use the vegetable stock)
- 1 finely diced red hot chili pepper
- 50 g of grated ginger root
Combine the ginger, garlic and onions into a large pot. Leave them to saute gently on low heat for 2 minutes.
Afterwards, add the broth. Leave the soup to boil.
Simmer it very gently. All the ingredients should become soft.
In the end, put the chopped chili pepper. Leave the soup to simmer for 5 minutes. You can serve it with some warm and crusty bread.
In case you don’t like spicy food, don’t use the chili pepper. Use some cinnamon because it’s also abundant in health benefits.
If you want a thicker soup, you can add carrots or butternut squash. Leave them to simmer. They should become soft. Squish them with a fork and add them in the soup.
Some other ingredients that can be added are cubed chicken cutlets, sliced mushrooms or chopped broccoli. Vegans can use beans instead of meat. You can add some quinoa or rice in the end and there you have it! A complete meal!