Healing white bean and kale soup

Healing white bean and kale 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 healing white bean and kale soup is packed with legumes, herbs, and vegetables. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this soup.

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.

Cannellini beans:
Cannellini, often called white beans, are very nutritious. They are packed with antioxidants that fight disease-causing free radicals. White beans have a low-glycemic index, which means that they have a very low impact on blood sugar, and don’t cause spikes.

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.

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.

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.

Directions:

Put a large sauce pan on medium-high heat
Sautee 3 minced cloves of garlic and 1 chopped red onion in the pan for 5 minutes
Add 3 cups of vegetable broth to the pan
Add 2 cans of cannellini beans to the pan and bring to a boil
Reduce heat, add 3 cups of chopped kale, and simmer for 6 minutes
Add 1/2 tsp of black pepper and a few tsps of Himalayan salt to taste
Remove from heat and serve

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this healing white bean and kale 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. “White Bean Soup with Kale and Chorizo Recipe.” MyRecipes.com. MyRecipes.com, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
2. “Health Benefits of White Beans.” HealWithFood.org. HealWithFood.org, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
3. “Piperine Impairs Cell Cycle Progression and Causes Reactive Oxygen Species-dependent Apoptosis in Rectal Cancer Cells.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.
4. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Beans, White, Mature Seeds, Canned.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.

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