Though winter certainly has its magic (especially when there is snow, RIGHT?) the chance for colds and the flu is much higher during cold days and no one likes when they are coughing all the time and their nose is runny. As a result, many of us need to strengthen the immunity and thus, fight off these health problems easier.

One of the best ways to achieve this is by maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet. This being said, in today’s article, we will share a recipe for a yummy and healthy soup that will boost your health and protect you from illnesses.

Continue reading the article to learn the complete recipe…

DIY Ginger & Garlic Soup Recipe

You will need:

4 green onions, sliced

50 grams of grated ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

7 cups of veggie stock

Hot chili, medium-sized, diced

Mushrooms, optional

Preparation: In a saucepan, add the onions, garlic,mushrooms, and ginger and sauté them on low heat for several minutes. Then, add the stock and boil the mixture. Leave the content to simmer until all of the ingredients soften. Next, put the chili and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with homemade crusty bread and a glass of fresh lemon water.Enjoy!

The Health Advantages of the Ingredients

Garlic is abundant in antioxidants and it also contains allicin which has the power to decrease bad cholesterol and blood pressure,avert blood clotting, and enhance the blood circulation.

For centuries, it has been used not just for its ability to boost the flavor of numerous meals, but also because of its strong antibacterial, anticancer, and antiviral capacity. Garlic has the power to help you reduce the duration of cold symptoms by at least one day.

Ginger is another superfood which has long been a part of traditional medicine for treating poor digestion, lowering nausea, and fighting off colds and the flu.

Its main bioactive compound, gingerol, is the reason for most of ginger’s healing properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics.

Green onions, similarly to onions, have compounds that offer a long list of health benefits, including a stronger immunity, balanced blood sugar levels, lower risk of cancer, and prevention of peptic ulcers.

Chili peppers will also keep your health optimal, but make sure you do not consume them in excessive amounts. They will help you ease digestive problems like diarrhea and upset stomach, alleviate migraines, enhance the health of the heart, and alleviate joint ache.