THAI-STYLE CHICKEN SOUP
Did you hear that chicken soup is great when you’re unwell? If you thought it was just an old wives’ tale, you’d be wrong.
Research suggests that a bowl of chicken and vegetable soup can slow the speed at which neutrophils move around your body. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell and part of the immune system, protecting your body from infection.
When the neutrophils move slowly, there’s a greater chance of them becoming more concentrated in the areas of your body that need the most healing. Studies have shown chicken soup to be particularly helpful in reducing symptoms in upper respiratory system infections.
This lovely soup contains garlic and ginger (known for their antiviral qualities).
For the paste
1 large red chilli, seeded
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp ground turmeric
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ onion, roughly chopped
For the soup
1 tbsp coconut oil
400g can coconut milk
400ml chicken stock
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 chicken breasts, cut into small dice
100g broccoli, cut into small florets
Handful sugar snap peas, halved
Handful of coriander leaves, chopped
4 spring onions, sliced
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