Are you looking for an easy and healthy recipe for a soup? Then this is the right article to find the ideal soup with easily available ingredients. This soup is full of nutrition, immunity-boosting foods. You just need 6 ingredients to make this immunity-boosting soup. Below we explain the specific benefits of each ingredient which all add up to make this soup so healthy.
Chickpea is rich in zinc and has been common for many years. Zinc deficiency is often associated with the lowered immune response. Red meats and chicken can be substituted for Chickpea, as they are also rich in zinc.
Kale or other Dark leafy greens:
Kale if often considered as a ‘super-food’ due to its long list of vitamins and other vital nutrients. It is very high in vitamin K content and also a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.
Garlic has often been used for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal benefits. The usage of it comes from the Ancient Egyptians. These bulbs are in allicin, which is the most powerful antioxidants worldwide. According to the study of 2014, non-garlic eaters catch a cold more than those who eat garlic every day.
Crushed red pepper:
Contains the compound Capsaicin which is responsible for its hot taste. Capsaicin often helps in clearing the sinuses. Capsaicin is also known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
All kinds of mushrooms are rich sources of Vitamin D and especially mushrooms grown in ultraviolet light are full of it. A reduction in vitamin D intake has been linked to an increased risk of infection and several other symptoms.
Broth-based soups are very healthy. They keep you hydrated and warm at the same time.
This warm, brothy soup is especially good if you have caught a cold or if you are coughing. It’s all due to the zinc in Chickpeas, Vitamin C in the Kale, Allicin in the garlic and the Capsaicin in the pepper. You can make this soup and keep it in the fridge for some days. You can add garlic if you prefer its aroma. Being a great source of zinc, chickpeas can also be added to your broth or you can also swap in 2 or 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast.
Immunity is a natural defense system against infection, germs, bacteria. Wouldn’t you want to stay strong?