Warming Soups and Broths to Enhance Digestion and Immunity
Updated: Feb 7
We love warming soups and broths this time of the year. Especially when it's so cold outside. Plus, soups and broths help to increase hydration, and improves gut health.
1. It helps to build strong and healthy bones. Bone broth is rich in protein collagen which helps to build strong and healthy bones.
2. Soups and broths helps to improve digestion and helps to heal the gut. Adding liquids to your diet will help move things along the GI tract. Soups made with bone broth has gelatin with helps to reduce inflammation and heal the intestine lining.
3. Bone broth helps to reduces joint pain and inflammation. Many people take glucosamine in a supplement form to help with joint pain and inflammation. Glucosamine is naturally found in bone broth, thus drinking bone broth helps to reduce joint pain and inflammation.
4. Hot soups helps to improve better sleep and mood. Drinking a bowl of soup will help promote better sleep.
5. Soups and broths helps to support brain health. Essential fatty acids found in bone broth helps to increase brain function.
Here's one of my favorite recipes:
Winter Melon and Pork Bone Broth
Winter melon helps to improve digestion and boost immunity, also packed full of vitamins and minerals
Ingredients: 3L of water 4 cups of winter melon (cut into large chunks) 3 each dried scallops optional: 2 pounds of pork bones optional: pinch of salt
combine ingredients and bring to a boil on high, then simmer on low heat for 45 minutes
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