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CFC Healing Turmeric Chicken Soup
It’s cold and flu season! There are many ways we can be proactive during these winter months in staying healthy.
- Water: hydrate with lots of pure water every day!
- Get outside for a few minutes to be active and get some vitamin D when the sun peeks through
- Choosing healthy foods + avoiding processed food as much as possible.
TURMERIC has been shown to dramatically increase the antioxidant capacity inside our bodies. Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the culprits behind early aging and many diseases. Turmeric also contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds!
GINGER has incredible infection-fighting abilities and can help clear congestion.
Ginger isn’t just a great spice to turn to when you’re already sick, it can actually help to keep you from getting sick in the first place! It’s gingerol compounds lower our risks of multiple infections.
MUSHROOMS have cancer-fighting properties. Mushrooms are immunity-boosters, they can help lower cholesterol, they’re high in B and D vitamins, and can help relieve inflammation. To take advantage of all the available health benefits of mushrooms, you really should cook your mushrooms.
GARLIC supplements are known to boost the function of the immune system. Garlic is very nutritious but has very few calories. Garlic is said to help reduce symptoms and severity of the common cold and flu, among many other health issues.
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Makes 4 servings
- 2 Tbsps olive oil, avocado oil, unrefined coconut oil, or ghee
- 2 shallots
- 5 cloves fresh garlic
- 1-1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
- 8 oz. mushrooms (I used brown beech)
- 5 large carrots, peeled
- 5 celery ribs
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 6 cups chicken or turkey bone broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsps freshly grated ginger
- 2-3 tsps turmeric powder
- cayenne pepper, freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste, about 1/4 teaspoon each
- 2-3 Tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 2 Tbsps freshly chopped parsley, to garnish