In Traditional Chinese Medicine, soups are sometimes part of the treatment plan to help someone get healthier. This is the case for a few reasons. When we are sick our bodies crave hot, broth-type liquids. As we head into the Fall and Winter season, you will likely find yourself eating more soups.
Warm soup warms the core of your body and can help you to sweat and also reduce a fever. You know the old saying about “mom’s chicken soup” curing someone of a cold or flu. Well it turns out mom was not wrong!
Also there are a lots of “food as medicine” ingredients that can be added to soups. Medicinal mushrooms,such as shiitake and maitake can provide substantial support to the immune system. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial for the digestive system. Thyme can be beneficial to respiratory health. Garlic has numerous health benefits, for example, it is known for its antimicrobial activity and can help to prevent infection. These are but a few examples.
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