It seems that flu season officially started. However, if you eat (don’t forget your probiotics), drink and think (no stress) healthy then you probably will skip this seasonal misery. However, for many of us the flu is inevitable. Nature provides us with plenty of healing produce though that will kill this virus even better than chemical antibiotics that are known to destroy our healthy bacteria as well. Today I would like to talk about the wonders of garlic. When (feeling) sick I always recommend to take an entire clove of garlic with some water, just like a pill. It’s nature’s antibiotic. And although garlic attacks bacteria, viruses, and such directly it will also empower the body’s natural defenses against these bacteria and viruses. It’s great when you suffer from allergies or when you are coughing.
Why is garlic so efficient?
- great against molds, including many that cause serious diseases;
- can be used to treat high cholesterol, respiratory problems, low energy and poor digestion;
- it helps lower blood pressure;
- controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol;
- boost the immune system;
- it is a great source of vitamin B6 which is needed for a healthy immune system and the efficient growth of new cells;
- reduce the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.
Four cloves a day would be enough since over consuming on garlic may cause stomach irritation, heartburn or flatulence. Garlic also seems to be safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. In fact, some people say that babies prefer breast milk better from mothers who regularly would eat garlic…
All summed up, when dealing with the ‘flu season’ garlic is the way to go. And prevention is always key, so let’s kill that (upcoming) virus.
To fill two bowls you will need:
- 1/2 to one cauliflower;
- three cloves of garlic;
- pepper and salt;
- nutritional yeast;
- four tomatoes.
One whole cauliflower steamed or lightly cooked. Place this in a blender or food processor, add pepper and Celtic sea salt to taste. Cayenne or turmeric would also be a good option to add. I added one big teaspoon of nutritional yeast.
After making a little cross in each of the four tomatoes place them shortly in a bit of boiling water. When doing so the skin will be more easily to remove. After that place the tomatoes with three cloves of garlic in the blender or food processor. As a topping for this soup you can use either chia seeds, nutritional yeast or sesame seeds.