I’m sure you know the feeling well – sneezing, bit of sore throat, runny nose, tired. Ugh! I must be coming down with a cold. Science is now backing up what grandma used to say about chicken soup being a great food for supporting the immune system but chances are, they aren’t talking about the canned Campbell’s variety. Below is my culinary plan for the day and I’d love to hear about what you do when you feel a cold coming on.
- Drink lots of green tea and water with a splash of pomegranate juice.
- Eat the breakfast my dear husband just made – omelet with greens, tomato, onion, oregano
- Chicken soup made with the “cleanest” (non-antibiotic, etc.) chicken I could find in the market. Gently simmer the chicken all morning to get the nourishment from the bone marrow. Simmer with celery, onion, peppercorn, celtic sea salt, carrot, dried shitake mushrooms, oregano, thyme. About 45 minutes before eating I plan to add some garlic, the last of the kohlrabi out of the garden, more celery. My goal with the soup is to get the most goodness out of the chicken and add herbs and vegetables that will help with vitamins, minerals and supporting the upper respiratory system.
- Make & eat pumpkin bread with oat, coconut, teff & cassava flours, bit of blackstrap molasses (good mineral source) and the safflower oil I have been infusing since yesterday with fresh ginger, another immune system booster.
- Read on the couch.
What do you do to support your immune system when you feel a cold coming on?