Food & Diet

7 Tasty Warming Soups for Your Immunity and Taste Buds

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Eating soup at least once a week is a healthy habit. Soup nurtures your body and soothes your mind. Making any kind of soup usually doesn’t require more than an hour of preparation (at least active preparation time), and it is much healthier than take-out food. When making a soup, don’t buy frozen ingredients – if you want to make it right, buy fresh vegetables. Chopping them and stirring the soup can be very pleasurable, and the smell of a real home-cooked soup is magnificent. Many of the ingredients commonly put into soups are comforting as well as beneficial for our health, as new studies find. With the right kind of preparation, the soups you make can promote your health and boost your immune system. Soups can also have anti-inflammatory, cleansing and soothing effects. Hot water has the ability to extract nutrients from the vegetables and meat you put into it, which makes broth a very powerful liquid. The following recipes are just an idea, but if you can get to all the used ingredients, feel free to improvise.

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1. Garlic soup

Besides being amazingly healthy, garlic soup is also very tasty and easy to make. This recipe that you’re about to read is prepared in several different cultures, including the Spanish, French, Polish and Mexican, and it is believed to kill illness causing viruses and bacteria.

To prepare this soup you will need 4 heads of garlic. Cut each clove into halves across without pealing, put them into oiled oven safe dish, cover with a lid of foil and roast for around 45 minutes or until the cloves become brownish and fragrant. When they cool down, peal them. In the meantime, melt 1 Tbsp of butter in a large pot and sauté 2 sliced onions over medium heat (until they become golden), and then add 2 teaspoon of fresh thyme lead (or 1 of dry), 1 teaspoon of dried basil leaf, half a teaspoon of black pepper and salt and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the roasted (pealed) garlic and 1 quart of chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes, after which you should reduce heat and add 2 cups of cow or coconut milk and blend everything until the soup reaches a smooth consistency. Serve warm in your favorite bowl and enjoy.

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