How to Make Grandma's Chicken Soup
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
This recipe couldn't be more simple! Carrots, celery, onion, salt, and black pepper form the base stock for many vegetable soups in the west.
How Can Grandma's Chicken Soup Make You Feel Great?
Common Cold CureGrandma's Chicken Soup doesn't have any high tech chemicals, compounds, or derivatives that prevent the common cold. So how does it work? The answer is that chicken soup pulls less blood to the GI tract while providing balanced nutrition. The more blood that stays in circulation, the more blood is available to fight disease. A whopping 60% of metabolism gets consumed by digestion. Releasing the power of that 60% is the key to Grandma's magic and boosting immunity.
Carrots and rice digest in a snap. Black pepper stimulates circulation. Circulation is great for immunity because it stimulates a light sweat, thereby releasing the toxins that are giving you the blues. Nutrition in the form of broth is easy to assimilate and keeps the body hydrated.
Why Chicken?Between nations or organisms, war is costly. Sustained periods of fighting bacterial invasion eventually depletes your strength. Meat closely resembles our bodily tissues and is the best way to replace depleted fuel and vitality-giving ojas. Chicken is preferred for those recovering from illness because it is easier to digest than heavy red meat. Additionally, the nourishing fats of dark chicken keep your digestive tract lubricated and flowing freely, aiding your body's ability to eliminate toxins that may have been (or may in the future!) make you sick.
The Vegetarian ChoiceVegetarians are recommended to use kitchari with root vegetables instead. Kitchari is Ayurveda's vegetarian version of chicken soup that has been used for thousands of years. Make your kitchari with extra broth when you're sick to receive many of the same benefits of chicken soup.
Prevention is Better than the CureSome of the best medicine for full-blown illness works wonders as preventative medicine. Why get sick if you don't have to? If you feel even a touch under the weather, gently nurturing yourself with this soup can save you from heading all the way down the pipeline to a common cold or winter flu. It's not easy to cook for yourself when you don't feel good, so keep chicken broth in the freezer. It's a great way to jump-start feeling great again. So get in the kitchen and prepare for winter!
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 Grandma's Chicken Soup 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.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
Cleanse and Detox:
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Lung and Sinus:
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
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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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