With the first cold days the season of colds and flu begins, and if your immune system is not ready for these challenges, there is a high probability that you will lay in bed and hang out with the handkerchiefs. One of the simplest ways to strengthen your immune system is to use powerful spices, which will speed up your metabolism and “turn on” the highest level of protection against seasonal problems.
The most powerful allies are garlic and ginger, and in today’s article, we will show you how to make a soup out of them. This soup is very effective against cold and flu and you feel better in no time. This soup will also help you if you have a sinus infection.
How To Make Garlic-Ginger Soup That Fights Viruses
For this recipe you will need:
-One to two garlic cloves finely chopped (you can leave the peel of the garlic if you want, just remember to wash it through)
- 20 grams fresh grated ginger
- One onion chopped
- Six cups (of 250 ml) chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Optional: You can add chopped parsley, bay leaves or any other spice you prefer.
First, add the ginger, onion, and garlic in a large pan. Then, on top of them add one cup of the broth and the olive oil alongside with the chopped parsley. Place the pan on the stove and cook the ingredients until they become squishy and soft.
Once you’ve done that, add the rest of the broth in the pan and bring it to boil. Let the mixture cook for a half an hour. And voila, your soup is ready.
Meet the ingredients
Garlic has strong, antifungal anti-viral and antibacterial effect. It also strengthens your immunity, and it is considered a universal protector of health. It contains many vitamins and minerals, but its key ingredient is allicin. Allicin is 100 more powerful than some antibiotics.
Ginger is the perfect protector of the body. It contains, beta-carotene, manganese, potassium, selenium, vitamin C, and it is available throughout the year. Beside it straitens your immunity, ginger calms the stomach, improves the digestion, and has a diuretic effect. Tea and soup made of ginger are the perfect remedies for the body during the coldest months of the year.