Whether you're already feeling under the weather, or just trying to keep illness at bay, a nice bowl of hot soup is always an appealing option, and this onion soup is ideal for strengthening your immune system and keeping you healthy.
Onions contain a multitude of nutrients, and have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. They are a good source of folic acid, dietary fibre, and surprisingly given their strong bitter taste, natural sugar.
Serving up vitamins A, B6, C and E, and minerals such as sodium, potassium and iron, onions are renowned for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. The combination of vitamin C and phytochemicals boost your immune system (and your mood) helping you to avoid getting ill.
Garlic is a cousin of the onion, and shares it's medicinal properties. Like onions, it boosts the immune system due to a compound called allicin, which gives it it's pungent smell. It's low calorie, full of nutrients, and highly flavoursome, so it's ideal to season a variety of dishes.
The addition of cholesterol-busting celery, and molybdenum-heavy butterbeans, also mean you can pack in even more goodness, without adding very many calories.
This onion soup recipe will make a superb lunchtime meal to help keep you physically strong, so you don’t succumb so readily to illness.
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