We are what we eat. For our body to function healthily, we have to consume the right kind of food that’ll supplement the necessary minerals and vitamins. In this case of boosting the immune system, we’ve compiled a list of 6 simple and equally delicious immunity-boosting soup recipes to make during the stay home interval!
1. Fish Stew
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Fish tops our list due to it being classified as white meat which is a healthier choice for meat proteins. It also has far lesser saturated fat than red meat and comes packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These minerals play an important role in regulating immunity in the body and heal the damages caused by infections.
Tip: pick ‘fatty’ fish options like tuna, salmon, cod and mackerel to incorporate in your dishes like this fish stew recipe.
2. Spinach Egg Drop Soup
Immune-boosting, homely and flavourful - you’ve got it all with this triple eggs spinach soup. The star ingredient, spinach, contains vitamin C, numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which increases the infection-fighting abilities of the immune system. The recipe also uses goji berries as a supplement to enhance the taste and benefits of this dish. If you’re thinking of making this soup, we’ll recommend blanching the spinach to retain as many nutrients as possible.
3. Roasted Garlic Chicken Soup
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If you’re all about condiments like garlic and onions, this roasted garlic chicken soup recipe will put a smile on your face and a hungry growl in your stomach. Imagine this: two whole heads of garlic roasted to perfection, blended with homemade stock and simmered with chunky onions, sweet carrots, lemon juice and shredded chicken. Yum!
FYI: garlic also contains a compound called allicin which boosts the disease-fighting capabilities of white blood cells.
4. Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs Soup
When the week is tough to get through and you need a little more self-lovin’, skip the unhealthy junk treats and opt for this nutritious and healthy bitter gourd pork ribs soup instead! Bitter gourd has been proven to ease allergy attacks, indigestion and fight free-radical damage that is responsible for various types of cancer. This recipe can also be prepared within 10 minutes in the morning with the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to serve for lunch or dinner, so there’s no need to spend extra time in the kitchen!
5. Lentil Soup with Lemon and Turmeric
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Poor appetite as a result of being cooped up at home? This fragrant, citrusy soup might just be what you’ll need to give your appetite a lift. The ingredients are simple and most of them, such as lentils, kale, turmeric and garlic, provide immunity-boosting benefits while lemon stimulates appetite naturally with its tangy flavour. This lentil soup with lemon and turmeric recipe can also be tweaked into a vegetarian dish to suit the family’s dietary preferences.
6. Korean Kimchi Tofu Soup
The benefits of eating Kimchi lie in their powerful lactic acid bacteria that helps with digestion and is an immunity for the body, making this Korean kimchi tofu soup a healthy dish for your family! Hot, comfy and flavoursome, you can even make a vegetarian base without the addition of dried shrimps as well.
Tip: if you want to immerse yourself in the full Korean vibe, you can opt to serve it in a traditional stone bowl.
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