It is a common routine for most of the people to adjust their diets according to the season of the year, which is more specific in summer or winter time. As winter is coming to the invasion of the different bacteria can get the better condition to spread wider.
In order to fight the flu, common cold, sinus infections and excess mucus as common illnesses for this season we offer you a recipe that will keep you protected. It is called “medicine in a cup” soup and offers your body ability to be full of strength this winter.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine states that each ingredient included in your diet can directly correlate to a specific part of the body. Because every individual is different, experts suggest that is very important to listen to your body and foods that are consumed should be selected to strengthen the immunity.
The main ingredients in this soup are ginger, garlic, and onion.
Ginger is an ingredient that is able to warm your body, which is especially important for winter time. For the summer months, everyone is focused on consuming fresh, cooling foods such as cucumber and tomato, while during the colder months of the year, you should be thinking of warming spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and energetic soups.
Garlic makes this recipe an excellent cure that prevents the ailments such as the flu, various sinus infections and common cold that can affect the body more easily during the winter.
Onion, like garlic, absorbs flu virus and common cold bacteria, which make it powerful in combination with other ingredients in this soup.
The fantastic recipe below combines the healing properties of garlic, ginger, and onion, with the energetic, wholesome, warming qualities of a delicious winter meal.
4 Green onions – finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic – peeled and finely diced
50g of finely sliced of grated root ginger
1 finely diced medium-hot chili
7 cups of chicken broth or stock (vegetable stock for vegetarians)
Optional mushrooms – chopped up or whole baby button
Method of preparation:
1) Place the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and ginger in a large saucepan
2) Gently saute ingredients on a low heat for 2 minutes.
3) Add the stock and bring to the boil.
4) Simmer while all the ingredients are softened.
5) Add the chopped chili and simmer for a further 5 minutes
6) Serve it warm, with crusty bread and a glass of lemon water (to encourage digestion and add further anti-bacterial nutrients).