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 flu-killing garlic onion soup is perfect for the colder weather, which is when the flu is most common. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.
This herb is a potent healing medicine. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is even known to reduce the inflammation caused by arthritis.
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.
Bring 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil
In a separate heated pan, add 1 sliced onion and 1 tbsp of olive oil
Add 4 cloves of garlic to the onions
Cook onions until they become soft
Add the onions, garlic, and chicken broth to a blender
Puree the mixture until smooth
Transfer back to saucepan and add fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme
Add salt to taste if necessary
Let the soup sit for about 10 minutes
Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this flu-killing garlic onion soup!
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