Nourishing soups and broths for the Winter

Nourishing Soups for Winter

Soups and broths are essential for our well-being in winter. They heat but also nourish in winter, revitalize, remineralize and detoxify. Optimize your soups using the ingredients that I propose.

If you love soups and you want them even more “top”, I propose several tricks to make them more therapeutic and with an extra flavour that will surprise you.

nourishing broths and soups for the winter

Eastern philosophy reminds us that during this season, our energy goes inside the body. It has to warm up so that later, during the spring, everything blooms again. Therefore, starting meals with a hot soup is a guarantee of protecting ourselves from the weather and therefore strengthening our immune system.

Using a few ingredients that nature gives us is essential to take care of ourselves. We cannot disconnect from nature. Our ancestors knew how to listen to her and follow in her footsteps, she guided them to have well-being. Thus, ingredients such as nettle, burdock or root vegetables and many others have been used for years and years through history. They were part of the pantries of most of our homes.

These soups are alkaline and remineralizing, a good balance for the body.

soups for winter

 

Nettle, a jewel of nature

In humid places, it grows quite a lot during winter and spring. It’s considered a “weed” but is actually medicinal and purifying. It contains one of the most precious minerals for the joints: silicon, which natural therapist use it as a supplement for treating disorders with joints.

Nettle soup or scrambled eggs with nettles etc. The only thing is to wear gloves to be able to take them, clean them and handle them. Although they are wet they do not lose that ability to “sting”, so you have to be careful if you do not want to receive a mini electric shock.

nettle

Burdock, a cleanser for broths and soups.

It serves to take care of the liver and purify the blood. It’s a very common plant found on the roads, of which the root is used. It contains inulin, an interesting component for diabetics, since it is a hypoglycemic agent, as it is a natural fibre.

Two of the most common properties are that is antiseptic and antibacterial. But its most important property is that it is very useful for skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis …

burdock

You can use it to take care of the liver and purify the blood. It is a very common plant found on the roads, of which the root is used. It contains inulin, an interesting component for diabetics, since it is a hypoglycemic agent, as it is a natural fibre.

But its most important property is that it is very useful for skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis …

Recipes

Nettle soup with root vegetables

Burdock broth, wakame seaweed

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