Use 52 Garlic Cloves to Make the Best Winter Soup
Garlic has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. According to research from Washington State University, garlic could be a hundred times more efficient than regular antibiotics for treating some diseases and removing bacteria (1).
When we crush the garlic, the alliin becomes allicin. Studies claim that allicin can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and even prevent blood clots. Also, garlic could reduce the chance of developing atherosclerosis.
The powerful compounds in this food can kill many viruses and bacteria that cause colds and flu. Studies show that garlic is an effective remedy for diarrhea and digestive problems (2).
Some studies even claim that this food could prevent the onset of cancer (3). That is why many people consume this powerful food to boost their immune systems.
Supported by Studies
Many researchers remain split on garlic’s ability to prevent and treat the flu and cold (4).
In one particular research, the Cochrane Database stated that increasing the amount of garlic a person consumes in winter, can slightly reduce the duration of the flu and cold symptoms (5).
But, the following report was said to be insufficient for drawing a solid conclusion on the effect of this food. The problem with pharmaceutical companies is that they don’t want to invest in trials that will not make a profit.
Since garlic is cheap and easy to purchase, pharmaceutical companies will never invest in expensive trials that won’t sell for profit.
The Perfect Garlic-Ginger Soup Recipe
This recipe can serve up to 4 servings. For it, you will need the following:
- Two tablespoons of butter;
- Half a cup of coconut milk;
- Three and 1/2 cups of vegetable broth;
- Four lemon wedges;
- 26 unpeeled garlic cloves;
- Two tablespoons of olive oil;
- Half a teaspoon of cayenne powder;
- Two and a quarter cups of sliced onions;
- One and a half teaspoons of chopped thyme;
- 26 peeled garlic cloves;
- Half a cup of fresh ginger.
Start by preheating the oven to 350F. Next, add the twenty-six garlic cloves to a small baking dish with some sea salt and two teaspoons of olive oil. Cover the dish and let it bake until the garlic becomes golden brown and soft. It will approximately take 45 minutes.
When the garlic cloves are ready, let them cool. Next, squeeze the garlic and transfer the cloves to a small bowl. Next, in a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, thyme, cayenne, and ginger.
Cook the onions for about six minutes or until they become translucent. Mix the roasted garlic cloves with the 26 raw ones and let them cook for three minutes. After that, pour the vegetable broth and cover the cloves.
Let them simmer for about twenty minutes or until they become soft. Pour the soup into a blender and blend the ingredients. Return the blended soup to the saucepan and add the coconut milk.
Bring it all to a simmer and add pepper and salt to taste. Finally, serve the soup with a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Why Try This Recipe?
Garlic has long been used as a powerful medicine for many health problems. The ancient Egyptians even used it to treat 22 different ailments. Workers ate the garlic to boost their energy, stamina, and stay healthy (6).
The ancient Greeks used garlic for treating lung problems, infections, and blood disorders. They even used them to treat leprosy and insect bites. As you can see, garlic has been a very popular remedy over the years.
Due to the antioxidants, it contains, it can get rid of bacteria and viruses. In the Middle Ages, people even used this remedy for treating wounds, infections, and other directly infected wounds to stop the spread of the infection.
Among its many virtues, garlic and lemon soup can boost your appetite and has the potential to prevent heart problems (7).
That is why this remedy can be perfect for cold days in winter, especially if you are prone to viruses and infections. So, make sure that you try this delicious recipe and let us know what you think.
Do you like the taste or will you add something more to spice things you?
Whether this soup can absolutely prevent the bacteria, only time will tell. What you can do is enjoy the aroma and wonderful taste of this amazing soup. Let us know what you think.
This recipe is a traditional Grandmother’s-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by them.