Soup Therapy

soupA fact that both grandmothers and scientists can agree on is soup’s healing power. A bowl of soup helps boost your immunity, warm you up, and lose weight. Some of the ways that you can benefit from the healing powers of soup can be learned below.

Boosting Your Immunity

To function perfectly, the human immune system requires many minerals, some of which are absent in a typical Western diet. When foods are slowly simmered over low heat, only a few of the healing and energetic properties are lost. The boiling process destroys fifty percent of vitamins contained in vegetables. It is thus advisable for soup to be cooked over low temperatures or heat. Some of the ingredients to use in making immune-boosting soup include carrots, cabbage, onion, fresh ginger, shiitake mushroom, oregano, onion, squash, and seaweed in vegetable stock. All the ingredients should be simmered for thirty minutes.

Detoxifying Your Body

Just like other liquids, soup helps in flushing out waste from the body. When you select detoxifying ingredients, you are internally cleansing your body. Some of the ingredients that may be simmered over low flame to make a great detoxifying broth include sprouts, Brussels, anise, cilantro, Swiss chard, fennel, dandelion, garlic, kale, ginger, mustard greens, shiitake mushrooms, turmeric, watercress, and seaweed.

Getting Well Faster

Soup serves as a great healing food when one is sick. This is because digestion of stews and soup does not require a lot of energy. Hence, the body is freed up to fight the disease. Homemade chicken noodle soup can serve as a good example to show the healing abilities of soup. Research studies have shown that this soup relieves the common cold. It not only inhibits inflammation, but it also relieves nasal congestion.