Healing kale and garlic soup

Healing kale and garlic soup

Many say “souping” is the new juicing. The great thing about soup is that it is easy to make, and it combines all the nutrients in the healthy foods that you use and keeps them alive and potent in the bowl. This healing kale and garlic soup recipe is packed with fresh, nutritious foods. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.

Carrots:
These deliciously orange vegetables are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is a potent infection fighting antioxidant and immune booster.

Celery:
It contains a category of antioxidants called phenolic antioxidants, which also have anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals in the body, which are toxins known for causing serious diseases including cancer. Celery has high water content, so it is also great for skin health and hydration.

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.

Lemon juice:
It is high in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system, and also flushes out toxins by acting as a diuretic.

Lentils:
Organic lentils and other legumes are great sources of iron, which is a nutrient that the body needs to metabolize fats that we eat. They also reduce cholesterol.

Tomatoes:
They are excellent foods for our heart health mostly due to lycopene, which is what gives tomatoes their red color. The lycopene helps protect the fats in our bloodstream from being damaged by oxygen. Tomatoes are also packed with vitamin E and C, which are believed to be great for overall heart health.

Directions:

Heat a large pot with medium heat
Add garlic and cook lightly over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often
Add 3 carrots (chopped) and 3 stalks of celery (chopped), and cook for 3-4 minutes
Then, add 8 cups of filtered water, 4 diced tomatoes, and 2 cups of lentils
Simmer with stove on low heat for 30 minutes
Add 3 handfuls of kale, chopped 15 minutes before serving
Cook for 5 minutes, then add the juice of 1/2 a lemon
Add Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Serve

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this healing kale and garlic soup!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Souping Is This Year’s Juicing.” ABC News. ABC News Network, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015.
2. “Healthy Detox Soup.” Chez Us. Chez Us, 05 Jan. 2009. Web. 29 Aug. 2015.
3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Squash, Summer, Zucchini, Includes Skin, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015.
4. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Kale, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2015.

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