A bevy of vegetables enrich this soup; ginger adds a boost of flavor with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
This quick and healthy soup has definite Asian-notes with Rice Noodles (gluten free), Napa Cabbage, Snow Peas and a good dose of Ginger.
Ginger is known to aid digestion, reduce inflammation, aids with cardiovascular health, relieves muscle pain and contains anti-fungal and antimicrobial compounds ~ ginger might even help you fight off a cold or an infection.
So lets bump up our ginger consumption! I adds a lovely bite and essence to this chicken soup.
As this is a “quick” chicken soup recipe ~ you can poach the chicken on the bone ahead of time, and pull-off and slice the meat when ready to finish the soup. Easy!
I also like to cook a whole 3.5 pound chicken, covered with water and aromatics until it falls off the bone in about and hour, then use the light and dark meat for chicken soup.
I do like a lot of vegetables in my soup ~ this recipe has 2 cups of them.. you can choose your favorites from my list on the recipe.
Since colds are believed to be caused by viral infections in the upper respiratory tract, research has suggested the ingredients in the soup slows white blood cells from gathering in the lungs, therefore slowing the progress of irritating side effects, like coughing, sneezing, and a stuffy runny nose. In addition to the nutrients from the vegetables and other ingredients, chicken soup also helps you stay hydrated – which is crucial when you’re feeling under the weather.
Stay warm with this perfect bowl of soup,
See RECIPE: Quick and Healthy Chicken Soup with Ginger and Vegetables