Antioxidant packed chickpea and onion soup

Antioxidant packed chickpea and onion soup

Soup, like smoothies and juices are a great way of combining multiple healthy ingredients into one. This makes soups a very convenient food, and keeps the health benefits alive and potent. This antioxidant packed chickpea and onion soup is loaded with legumes, vegetables, and fresh herbs to promote optimal health. Let’s take a look at the following ingredients.

Black pepper:
It is the most popular spice in the world, and for good reason. It speeds up metabolism, which is great for weight loss. An ingredient in black pepper called piperine inhibits the spreading of rectal cancer cells, according to a study published in Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Black pepper also helps enhance turmeric absorption.

Chickpeas:
These legumes are packed with protein, which is an important building block for bones, muscles, are other tissues in the body. They are also high in fiber, which is a nutrient that helps facilitate digestion and helps you feel full, so you eat less.

Garlic:
This herb is a potent healing medicine. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is even known to reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis.

Himalayan pink salt:
It contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements just like Mother Earth intended. It is an unrefined, unprocessed and “raw”.

Kale:
It is an excellent source of two powerful antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. These antioxidants protect our bodies from harmful oxidative stress.  They also contain important flavonoids like kaempferol and quercitin, which it thought to kill certain types of cancer cells.

Olive oil:
It has a wide variety of polyphenols, which are substances found in olive oil (and many other foods) that help reverse pro-inflammatory enzymes and molecules in the body. Just 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil a day can help with inflammation.

Onions:
Onions are an excellent source of a sulfur molecule called Onionin A, which inhibits the activity of the white blood cells that cause inflammation. Onions are also packed with antioxidants, the most potent being quercetin. This antioxidant also provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

Rosemary:
This potent herb has shown many benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer benefits, and memory protection.

Directions:

Heat a large saucepan on medium-high heat
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and spread around pan
Add 1 chopped red onion and sautee until tender
Add 3 cloves of minced garlic, 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, and a few pinches of salt
Cook for 3 minutes
Add 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
Add 1 cup of chickpeas
Add 3 cups of chopped kale
Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes
Remove from heat and serve

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this antioxidant packed chickpea and onion soup!

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Onion, Kale, Chickpea, and Chicken Soup Recipe.” MyRecipes.com. MyRecipes.com, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.
2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Chickpeas (garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram), Mature Seeds, Cooked, Boiled, without Salt.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.
3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Onions, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.

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