It’s that time of the year to ensure your immune system is optimized to flight viral cold and flu invaders. How about cooking up a bowl of homemade chicken soup loaded with an immune-boosting “Army” ¬– antioxidents, beta carotene, folate, vitamin C, allicin…, they will flight the battle and rid your body of pathogenic viruses and bacteria.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Pho is an excellent anti-inflammatory, gut healing and (this version) is low FODMAP. Bone broth is a potent ingredient for anyone with gastro-intestinal disorders, or anyone who is healing muscle or bone injuries. Making your own broth is well worthwhile, and makes your home smell delicious. Warm soup may seem strange to eat for breakfast at first, but with the change of the seasons and cold weather approaching, your body will thank you.
Chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients this super satisfying meal is sure to be a hit with the whole family. If you don’t have time to make the yellow curry paste from scratch, consider using a good quality store bought yellow curry paste and adding an additional pinch of turmeric. To round out the meal, serve curry alongside bowls of steamed brown rice.
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First let’s talk about the ginger, garlic and onion. These delicious additions help increase energy storage in the liver and also help reduce insulin resistance — giving you more energy for longer and keeping our blood sugar levels balanced.
Ancient grains are great for satiating appetite thus reducing the chance of blood sugar spikes, which can lead to potential weight loss for some individuals.
They are also high in fibre which may lead to a healthier digestive tract by being more regular.
This is a great comforting and hearty leftover holiday soup. It is also perfect for those cold rainy winter nights and has immune boosting properties that we are looking for as we head into the flu season. From turkey which is rich in zinc, critical for a healthily immune system – to the superstar mushroom which contains polysaccharides believed to have immune-boosting ability.
Looking for an alternative to cooking a whole turkey, try stuffing a turkey breast roast with local seasonal apples and nutrition rich kale.
Turkey is an excellent source of protein, which will help to prevent dessert induced blood-sugar crashes. Kale promotes regular digestion, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating, and the pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. So enjoy this healthy alternative with your family and friends this Thanksgiving weekend.