How to Make Chicken Soup with Asparagus & Fennel Seed
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 75 MINUTES
1. Prepare chicken by removing skin and gizzards if necessary.
How Can Chicken Soup with Asparagus & Fennel Seed Make You Feel Great?
Reduce Spring Water WeightThe combination of fennel and asparagus in this meal makes it is a top notch diuretic, expelling excess spring water retention and assisting the body to detoxify through the urinary system. Fennel supports all body types, soothes an irritated gut, reducing gas and bloating due to its carminative properties. Its cooling qualities also keeps the mind calm, cool and balanced. The fresh crisp and crunch of asparagus spears contain high levels of saponins and potassium which enhance the diuretic effect and further reduce puffiness and water weight - a true spring vegetable.
Recovery ModeAfter an illness, it's vital to rebuild our strength through easy to digest meals like 'Chicken Soup with Asparagus & Fennel Seed'. Chicken is an easier to digest protein source than heavy red meats and should be favored when digestion is low. For those with weak digestion, the addition of some black pepper will kindle your digestive fire due to its pungent taste and also relieve any mucus congestion.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Chicken Soup with Asparagus & Fennel Seed Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, colic or IBS.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Lung and Sinus:
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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