Chicken soup to boost your immunity

Chicken soup to boost your immunity

By Anna Lee

Chef, Healthy Meals by Anna

This immunity-boosting chicken soup includes chicken bone broth (simmered for 24 hours), carrots, celery, onions, kale, mushrooms, bone broth, garlic, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk for an immunity-boosting powerhouse meal. It’s paleo, keto, AIP and whole30. This is a powerfully healing recipe for both preventing and getting rid of colds. This healthy recipe will soon become your favorite soup. This will be one soup to help you stay on top of your immunity game. Grab this soup before it is all gone.

Note: Do not consume if you are on blood thinners. Contains lots of dandelion, rosemary, thyme, turmeric, ginger and garlic.

INGREDIENTS: Homemade 24-hour chicken bone, coconut milk, dandelion, Thai basil, rosemary thyme, chicken breast, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, celery, onions, kale, organic raw apple cider vinegar, lime juice, organic coconut oil, ginger, turmeric, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper.

What’s in this immune-boosting soup?

CHICKEN BONE BROTH – chicken bones are simmered for 24 hours with organic raw apple cider.

DANDELION – is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, E, folate and B. It also provides a substantial amount of several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Dandelion are full of potent antioxidants that help neutralize or prevent the negative effects of free radicals in your body. Dandelion contain high levels of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is known to provide strong protection against cellular damage and oxidative stress. They’re also rich in beta-carotene and polyphenolic compounds, both of which are known to have strong antioxidant capabilities that can prevent aging and certain diseases.

TURMERIC – Natural anti-inflammatory, autoimmunity, arthritis, high in antioxidants, which helps eliminate free-radicals, cancer fighting, boosts levels of your brain hormone, BDNF, which can help reverse and prevent brain-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s and depression.

SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS – contains Ergothioneine, a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate free radicals. They’re also a powerful source of Vitamin D.

COCONUT MILK – Coconut milk is rich in vitamins C and E that are well known for their anti-oxidant properties. Free oxygen radicals are formed by our body tissues during the process of metabolism. They are harmful to cellular components and contribute toward aging and tumor growth. Antioxidants contained in coconut milk help to neutralize these harmful substances.

COCONUT OIL – contains two important anti-viral compounds, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Together, these help ward off bacterial and viral infections. It contains Zinc, a mineral that aids in the renewal of the cells that line the intestinal wall. This prevents the translocation of harmful bacteria from the intestinal lumen into the bloodstream and reduces the incidence of diarrhea.

GARLIC – is known to boost the function of the immune system. Eating garlic can actually boost the number of virus-fighting T-cells in your bloodstream. It has antibacterial antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal benefits. It is by far one of the most powerful immune-boosting herbs.

TURMERIC – contains more than 300 naturally occurring components, including beta-carotene, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), calcium, flavonoids, fiber, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc and other nutrients. Turmeric helps fight inflammation and contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin.

KALE – Kale Is loaded with powerful antioxidants like Quercetin and Kaempferol. It’s also loaded with Vitamin A: 206% , Vitamin K: 684%, Vitamin C: 134%, Vitamin B6: 9%, Manganese: 26%, Calcium: 9% of the DV, Copper: 10%, Potassium: 9%, Magnesium: 6%, 3% or more of vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), iron and phosphorus.

ROSEMARY – can help with a fever during the beginning stages when you’re cold and shivering, boosts memory and contains many beneficial properties, anti-inflammatory, vitamin C, vitamin A, renowned for fighting infection, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic.

THYME – helps with digestion, immune support and pain relief, eases sore throat, especially when it comes with a thick white coating on the tongue, congested mucus in the lungs and spasmodic coughing. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, aids respiratory ailments and is a mood enhancer that fights depression.

SAGE – has been shown to enhance memory, relieve sore throats and alleviate painful cramping in the gut.

THAI BASIL – Basil contains powerful antioxidants, antiviral, helps reduce fevers and relieve symptoms of colds, coughs and the flu. It is an Adaptogenic herb, help your body deal with stress and provides some macronutrients, such as calcium and vitamin K.

Happy and healthy eating to you. ••

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