I am so grateful for all the things our elders taught us to prepare for a time such as this. We were also gifted with basic survival skills.
Mommie used to make us eat every fruit and vegetable created by God and man..lolol! Grandmother Baker, taught us how to season and measure with our fingers, other senses, and instinct. Poppie, my paternal Grandfather, taught me how to tend to a garden and cook my vegetables.
In an effort to stretch my veggies and to eat as healthy as possible, all of the ingredients, and benefits of eating my Bakergirls Immune System Boosting soup are noted below. Talk about the power of veggies. I could feel this soup running through my veins and literally giving me a natural high. Energy for days!
All of the herbs, spices, veggies and rhizome (ginger root) have minerals, vitamins and more. For the purpose of this informative message, I chose to focus mostly on their healing traits. Otherwise, my blog would be endless.
Disclaimer: Do not try all of the herbs, spices and veggies simultaneously, if you are not accustomed to eating or utilizing them. I didn’t share the specific amounts, only the ingredients which are used sparingly. Herbs and spices are very powerful. Proceed with caution. Figure out what is agreeable with your body’s systems and what you like. Make sure you don’t have any allergies. Pair 2 to 3 seasonings according to your taste and/or according to the general best practices of each seasoning per ½ gallon of broth. To be clear, I am not a doctor or a health physician, but I am a Baker Girl, home grown, with sunkissed skin, raised by the wise elders ❤️.
Helps to reduce joint pain and inflammation. It’s highly nutritious. It’s an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, improves hair and nails. Reduces osteoarthritis and fights joint pain.
Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar also contains a substance called “mother”. This consists of strands of proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that gives it a murky appearance. Additional health benefits include but are not limited to; antimicrobial and antioxidant effect.
For anyone looking to lose a few pounds, it aids in weight loss, reduces cholesterol, lowers blood sugar levels, and improves the symptoms of diabetes. Some people believe that the “mother” is responsible for most of its health benefits. Depending on the brand, it will also include amino acids and antioxidants.
Is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, benefits your brain, improves blood sugar, lowers cholesterol levels, and it has cancer-fighting properties.
Crushed Red Peppers
These flakes are made up of a combination of red chili pepper types. These tiny peppers help to block inflammation, is a painkiller, fights prostate cancer cells and prohibits induced cell death.
Boost Immunity and fights viral infections. Prevents colon cancer and removes toxins from the body. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Increases cognitive performance, avoids digestive issues, and more. Prevents premature aging. Treats renal colic and insect bites. Acts as a natural laxative.
Garlic contains compounds with potent medicinal properties. Helps to stimulate blood flow and circulation to sexual organs in both men and women. Combats sickness, common colds, reduces blood pressure, improves cholesterol, and in a test tube, garlic has killed cancer.
Purifies the blood, kidney and liver. 3x more vitamin C than oranges, anti-inflammatory, eases urinary tract infections. Helps prevent arthritis and it’s symptoms. Antimicrobial effects, elevates fluid retention and high concentrations of calcium.
Used for the flu, hot flashes and sore throat. Boost cognitive function, manage blood sugar levels, promotes oral health, manages diarrhea and ease menopause symptoms.
A rich source of vitamins and minerals needed for health. It offers a variety of beneficial compounds. Prevents inflammation and improves cholesterol, eye health, and blood sugar levels. Treat skin problems, supports healthy digestion, prevents hair loss, maintains hair color, induces sleep, decreases the risk of heart attack, and is anti-inflammatory.
Prevents heart disease, aids in proper thyroid functioning and balances cholesterol levels. Prevents arthritis. Promotes liver health. Essentially effective towards our cognitive health. It’s proven to have at least 10 neuroprotective actions which means it helps our brain in 10 different ways.
Helps to cure seasonal allergies. Has antibacterial properties, boots immune system, treats colds, coughs and sore throats, helps to prevent respiratory disorders, keeps bones healthy, treats muscle cramps, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, treats acne, helps to control blood pressure, and promotes hair growth.
Fights disease and pathogens, anti-inflammatory, prevents staph infections, and boosts the production of red blood cells. Mouth freshener, fights bacterial infections, improves moods, and home remedy for upset stomach
Vegetables and Rhizome
- Red Pepper
- Garlic Clove
- Purple Cabbage
- Jalapeño Peppers
- Sweet White Onion
1. Boil whole wheat thin pasta or whatever you prefer. I also love Japanese Udon Noodles.
2. Lightly sauté veggies 🌶 in a separate pan. I like mine to have a slight crunch.
3. Boil eggs or the protein of your choice in a separate small pot.
4. Simmer your homemade chicken broth. 5. Strain noodles in a colander and place them inside your bowl 6. Next, add more or less homemade broth. After peeling the eggs, you can slice them or place them inside the bowl of soup.
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