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Immune Boosting Antiviral Tomato Ginger Soup

Ginger

Ginger is a delicious ingredient to simply enjoy as tea or to add to your dishes for a stronger immune system.  Studies suggest that fresh ginger stimulates the secretion of IFN-β to combat viral infections.


Immune Boosting Antiviral Tomato Ginger Soup

Ingredients:

  • 6 organic tomatoes, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 8 cups astragalus chicken herbal broth

  • 3 scallions with roots removed, sliced

  • 2 inches of fresh ginger root, grated

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste 

  • Optional: Add your choice of protein such as 2 cups of shredded chicken or 3 beaten eggs

Steps:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil into a soup pot on high heat

  2. Add ginger, scallions, garlic and stir in the pot until aromatic

  3. Add cut tomatoes and continue stirring for 2 minutes

  4. Add salt and pepper and broth, bring to a boil

  5. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes

  6. Add your choice of protein and bring to a rapid boil 

  7. Serve hot

References:


Chang JS, Wang KC, Yeh CF, et al.Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines.J Ethnopharmacol.Jan 9 2013;145(1):146-151.

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