Soup made out of ginger and garlic can fight off colds, flu and sinus infection
Taking a good care of the body is not really easy. It requires a lot of hard work, efforts, as well as time, self-discipline and even the motivation to do so. In the world that is full of vices and party goers, keeping a healthy life style will never be that easy. That is why we will be helping you by sharing this amazing solution to avoid health issues and to become a healthy person.
We will be showing you two amazing ingredients that are usually used in your kitchen for cooking purposes. You will not only change the way you see them, but you will also learn to value them and to consume them more often than the usual. Nevertheless, before all of that, let us know first the health benefits of these wonderful ingredients:
Garlic is a kind of bulbous plant, which is part of the family of lilies. This plant has been known to be originally come from Central part of Asia. Its cultivation has started around 4000 years ago. Not only that, because there are more than 300 varieties of garlic that has been known as of today and most of them are cultivated in both temperate and cold climates. Most of people use garlic as a food, but little did they know that it is more than that. Garlic can actually be used in both of medicinal and pharmaceutical industry, as well as gardening and in the industry of adhesives and food preservatives. So what are you waiting for? Try to use garlic in these kinds of procedures.
Furthermore, garlic has been known to contain Allicin, which is a kind of compound that has antibacterial and anti-fungal components. Some of people believed that garlic has this amazing ability to prevent cancer, too.
On the other hand, it also contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that is why it has become popular in the entire world. As a matter of fact, an ounce or at least 28 grams of garlic contains around 23% of manganese, at least 17% of Vitamin B6, about 15% Vitamin C, approximately 6% of selenium, nearly 0.6 grams of fiber, as well as sufficient amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and even Vitamin B1.
Ginger has been known as a type of flowering plant that originally came from Asia, particularly in the People’s Republic of China. It is part of the Zingiberaceae family, which is closely linked to turmeric, as well as cardomon and galangal.
It has been noted that ginger has been used not only today but ever since the long history has started and it has been said that it was used in numerous forms of both traditional and alternative medicine. As a matter of fact, it has been known for its ability to aid in digestion, as well as to lessen nausea and even to assist in fighting against flu, common cold and the like.
It can actually be used in either fresh or dried form. You can also crush some of it to create powdered ginger or extract it in order to prepare oil or juice. There are also times where ginger is being added to some processed foods and even in some cosmetics.
Ginger it popularly known and usually used as an ingredient in recipes. The exceptional fragrance and flavor that ginger possesses are due to its natural oils, and the most essential of which has been known as gingerol. For the information of people, gingerol is the major bioactive compound that can be seen in ginger and it is the one who is responsible for the medicinal properties that ginger has been known of. It contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants effects to the body. This bioactive ingredient, have been thoroughly evaluated clinically and most of researchers have found out the reason why people should use ginger on a daily basis.
Both of the ancient Chinese and Indians have been using ginger tonics for at least 4,700 years until now in order to cure illnesses. Ginger was known as an extremely costly product during the Roman Empire trade around the year before the birth of Christ due to its amazing and effective medicinal properties and benefits.
In addition, ginger has been widely known due to its numerous vitamins and minerals content, which includes Vitamin C that are really good, especially in making the immune system stronger, Vitamin B6, as well as zinc, magnesium, fiber, selenium, manganese, phosphorus and even folate. Garlic is also loaded with medicinal properties that most of people are informed about.
If these two amazing and effective ingredients have been combined all together, then a powerful remedy will be created. These superfoods will actually offer numerous health benefits, as well as treatments to the long list of illnesses, which include cold, flu, cough, as well as sinus infections and the like. We will be showing you a homemade and all natural remedy that will surely help you out.
Here is what you need to do in order to prepare a Ginger-Garlic soup for treating cold, flu, cough, and sinus infection:
- 1 to 2 peeled and chopped cloves of garlic
- 1 green sliced into medium sized pieces of onions
- 1 to 2 inch piece of fresh and thinly sliced ginger
- 6 cups of chicken bone broth or any regular chicken stock
Method of Preparation:
All you need to do is first; gather all of the ingredients such as onions, garlic and ginger. Place all of it in a pot and add a small amount of chicken bone broth or any regular chicken stock. After doing so, leave it to simmer or until all of the ingredients are already softened. After simmering, you can now pour the rest of the chicken bone broth or any regular chicken stock that was left and leave it until it boils. Lessen the heat and let it simmer and cook for another 20 to 30 minutes. Lastly, get a bowl and transfer the soup before serving with a beautiful smile on your face.
Consume this soup regularly and see optimal results in just few days. Share this to your family and friends to help them out with their health problems, too.