Skip the Pharmacist. Go to the Farmacist.
According to today, this year’s flu season “may be deadlier than usual, and this year’s flu shot is a relatively poor match to the new virus that is circulating.”
Apparently, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) issued a warning that a new strain of virus circulating this year is no match for the vaccine. They have remended that doctor’s should preemptively prescribe anti-viral drugs to any vulnerable patients before even getting positive test results for the flu.
I’m personally not a huge fan of needles anyway, so I prefer some good, ol’ fashioned food remedies to keep my immune system high and ward off any colds or flu.
Since flu season will officially arrive this month, I’m reposting my Never-Get-Sick Soup Recipe.
It’s simple, tasty, warming, and made from foods that naturally contain anti-viral and immune boosting properties. Pretty cool, huh? If you have any friends or co-workers who are already starting to sniffle, forward them this recipe!
Immune-Boosting, Cold & Flu Fighting Ingredients
Turmeric, exhibits anti-viral properties (colds and flu are viruses, not bacteria, which is why antibiotics won’t work for them).
Ginger, a powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-booster, also exhibits anti-viral activity in fresh form.
Split Peas, contain all 9 essential amino acids, making them an excellent source of protein, which our bodies need to build and repair cells.
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This looks great, Maria! I’m all about the turmeric and ginger for an immune system boost, and believe it or not, I’ve never cooked with split peas! Looking forward to trying this one 🙂
This looks like a hearty soup (even without meat). Stay healthy
This is great, I see ingredients that have long been touted as some of the best things you can eat or drink for immune system boosts, and putting them all together is absolutely wonderful. The thing with split peas is the color, but that can easily be gotten rid of by adding the peels from very red vegetables like radishes, or the purple skin of eggplants, which is not only a nicer color but also so good for you too, the deep red pigment carries properties within that are great for the heart.
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What kind of peas do I use? Canned or bagged?