There are lots of books on “healthy” diets, alkaline pH diets and raw food diets. If you’re struggling with an infection, the most important diet you can follow is one that fortifies and maintains your body’s immune system.
While there are many immune-boosting foods, there are some that can do even more. Some foods do double duty by helping kill bacteria like MRSA or Staph, in addition to helping support your natural immunity.
One of these immune-antibacterial foods is garlic. Garlic is full of antibacterial and immune stimulating compounds and has been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years as an infection-fighting food. And recent scientific studies have proven that certain compounds in garlic have effectiveness against highly resistant MRSA infections. One of my favorite natural remedies is made with a very strong formula of allicin, one of the active ingredients in garlic.
Cumin and ginger also provide immune support and have activity against different types of infections. So, why not add these helpful and yummy herbs and spices to your recipes?
Warm soup recipe for a cold winter day
The following recipe is full of fresh vegetables with raw garlic and ginger that are great for your immune system. And this yummy soup is also packed with more nutrition than you’ll find in any canned soup. And, as you’ll notice, you don’t cook this soup. Raw foods have much more nutrition than cooked foods, and as such, they will help get you more nutrition into your body, so your body can fight infection better.
- 2 Cups Filtered Water or Vegetable Stock
- 4 Cups Fresh Broccoli, Chopped
- 1/2 – 1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 1 Celery Stalk, Chopped
- 1 Fresh Avocado
- 2 Tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Raw Ginger, Skinned and Grated (or More to Taste)
- 2 Cloves Raw Garlic, Minced (or More to Taste)
Warm 2 cups of water or vegetable stock in a pot until moderately hot: you should be able to touch the water with your finger (do not boil). Put the chopped broccoli in the pot and continue warming the pot for 5 minutes. The chopped onion can be added to the warmed water if you prefer. Put the warmed broccoli, chopped onion, bell pepper, celery, and avocado into a blender (or food processor) and make a smooth puree. Adjust to desired thickness with water if needed. Add the cumin, raw ginger and raw garlic. Add the Bragg’s sauce to taste. Makes about two servings. Serve warm.
Enjoy the recipe,
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert