In this article we are going to present you the magical recipe for a soup which contains 52 garlic cloves, lemon, ginger, onions and thyme. This recipe is extremely effective against cold, flu and viruses.
Garlic is already widely used against colds, cough and flu due to its extreme benefits and properties. The main chemical component allicin is contains antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Washington State University conducted a study which found that the two most used antibiotics are not as effective as garlic, its effect was measured 100 times more than prescribed meds.
Once you smash the garlic the alliin turns into allicin which is responsible for preventing blood cloth, high blood pressure and lowers your cholesterol.
Garlic prevents atherosclerosis (condition that hardens your arteries) and effectively fights against bacteria and viruses which are the main cause for cold and flu. Also researchers have concluded that garlic is also effective against diarrhea and improves your digestive system. Furthermore, they concluded that it might prevent cancer in your digestive tract.
Helen Bond, professional dietitian and member of the British Dietetic Association said:
“This chemical has been known for a long time for its antibacterial and antifungal powers.
Because of this, people assume it is going to boost their immune systems. Lots of people are simply mashing up garlic, mixing it with olive oil and spreading it on bread. But how or whether it may actually work has still not been proven categorically.”
There is still debate whether garlic has the ability to fight cold and flu, and the Global Research Organization the Cochrane Database found that if garlic is consumed over the winter the duration of cold will decrease from 5 ½ to 4 ½ . These findings are still in need of further authoritative research in order to prove these findings.
Due to the fact that pharmaceutical companies cannot patent garlic and profit from it, they will not fund any extensive research.
As we already mentioned the health benefits of garlic have been used for centuries. In ancient Egypt it has been used to treat twenty two ailments and in 1500BC workers used it in order to improve their health and stamina so that they can work harder on buildings. On the other hand Ancient Greeks have been using garlic for treatment of leprosy, lungs problems, blood issues and infections.
Also the Roman sailors, soldiers and workers have been using it in order to improve their strength. The personal physician to Emperor Nero has recorder in his five volume treaties that garlic has extreme health benefits for your overall health.
Researchers and scientist concluded that garlic is increasing the level of antioxidants in our body. In the middle ages people used garlic to heal wounds of soldiers and prevent infections. It was also used to treat viruses and bacteria.
In Russia it was known as the Russian penicillin and since Louis Pasteur it was noted that garlic destroys bacteria immediately after it was consumed.
Today many studies suggest that garlic is extremely beneficial for our overall health and that it helps and prevent various kinds of health issues.
Scientists in the field of nutrition from the University of Florida found that garlic increases the number of T-cells in the bloodstream which is extremely important for the immune system and protection from viruses.
On the other hand, a study research conducted in Australia with eighty patients was released in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition which proved that consuming garlic as part of our daily diet reduces the blood pressure.
Pharmacologists from the University of California came to discovery that allicin found in garlic destroys infections. Also they found that it increases and improves the blood flow, prevents cardiovascular issues, and decreases high level of cholesterol.
One more study conducted in Brazil, in 2007 found that gargling with mixture of water and garlic (smashed garlic cloves mixed with warm water) destroys germs that cause tooth decay and gum diseases.
University of Newcastle found that garlic kills slugs and snails due to the properties found in garlic. Garlic oil also is beneficial for the nervous system.
This is how to prepare the garlic soup
There are two methods of preparation of garlic suggested by two different higher learning institutions.
Argentinian experts suggest that if you bake garlic the allicin compounds are released, whereas South Carolina Medical University suggests that when using garlic you should first peal it and leave it for 10 minutes. This way you will get great levels of infection fighting compounds.
This recipe will suggest a garlic soup that is extremely delicious and beneficial for your health. This way you will prevent cold, and flu.
- 26 Garlic cloves (pealed)
- 4 lemons
- 4 cups of broth
- 1 ½ teaspoon of thyme
- ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons organic butter
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ fresh ginger
- 26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
These ingredients are for servings of four people
Heat your over to 350F. Add the 26 garlic cloves in a baking glass bowl add olive oil and sprinkle sea salt. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. The garlic should become tender and brownish. Remove it from the oven and leave it aside to cool off. Squeeze the garlic and remove the cloves and place them in another small bowl.
Melt the butter and add ginger, onions, thyme and cayenne powder (use medium heat). Cook it for maximum 7 minutes and until the onion becomes translucent. In the same bowl add the remaining 26 garlic cloves and cook for 3 ½ minutes.
In the saucepan that you are cooking add the vegetable broth and let it simmer for 20 minutes. The garlic should become very tender. Blend the soup until it is smooth and put it back in the saucepan. Add the coconut milk and pepper and salt. Leave it to simmer. Your soup is ready for eating.
This soup you may keep it in fridge only for one day. If you want to consume it feel free to rewarm it.
Add the lemon juice in each serving. Enjoy your health boost and improvement of your immune system.