Contributed by- Palak Mathur, Nutritionist
Just like relieving mental stress is important, relieving toxins from the body is also essential to maintain good health. Body detox will help you to flush out toxins from the body and you can achieve it with the help of extremely simple recipes we have for you. Below is a detox soup recipe which can easily be made at home and all the ingredients are readily available. Also, it does not need any dairy product which makes it vegan-friendly. But before let us talk about the health benefits of all the required ingredients.
Mushroom belongs to the fungi kingdom and provides numerous health benefits. Its antioxidant property helps in the prevention of any kind of cell damage which can lead to cancer. Its fiber content improves immunity and lowers the risk of heart diseases and metabolic syndrome. It is also a good source of potassium and vitamin C which promotes cardiovascular health. Weight management ability of mushrooms is also proven.
Garlic is famous for its health and medicinal properties worldwide. It is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. Various other nutrients are also found in it in trace amounts. Its calorie content is low thus it is good for those who are aiming for weight loss. It also increases immunity and reduces the joint pains in case of ortho-arthritis. Studies have also proved that it reduces blood pressure thus preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Medicinal properties of onions have been recognized by science too. It has a high dose of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Antioxidant in it prevents cell damage. They also fight inflammation and reduce cholesterol levels thereby preventing heart-related diseases. They are also efficient in protection against various types of cancer. Onion consumption is also beneficial in the management of blood sugar levels. According to studies, they are also credited with improving bone health.
Almond milk is generally beneficial for those who are allergic to dairy and are vegan. It is readily available at supermarkets and is also quite easy to make at home. It has a high nutrient value. It contains calcium, vitamin and protein and is a rich source of vitamin E. Almond milk is diluted with water which lowers its fat contents. Almond milk is also linked to lower bad cholesterol, higher good cholesterol and decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Ginger has always been used as an alternative to medicine. It is extremely beneficial in treating all types of nausea. According to various studies, it is effective in lowering joint pains. It is also beneficial in the fight against common cold and fever. It can drastically improve HbA1c and lower blood sugar level. It can decrease the factors related to heart diseases. It speeds up the stomach emptying process and improves conditions related to stomach.
Black pepper is a rich source of iron, fiber, magnesium and Vitamin K. It has antioxidant properties and is antibacterial. It improves the immune system and also helps in reducing fever. It has oil which is used in aromatherapy thus making it good for muscle aches. Some studies suggest that it can also prevent various types of cancer.
Parsley is most commonly used as a dressing but it is beneficial because it helps in the reduction of water retention in the body. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, iron and potassium. It can reduce the risk of cancer and improves the immune system making the body stronger to fight against various allergies.
- Sliced Mushrooms – 250 gms
- Chopped Garlic – 2 cloves
- Chopped Onion – 1 Small size
- Unsweetened Almond Milk/Plant Milk – 250 ml
- Vegetable Stock – 250 ml
- Ground Ginger – ½ tsp
- Ground Black Pepper – ½ tsp
- Put the veggies (mushrooms, garlic and onion), milk and vegetable stock in a large pot and bring to a boil. Then cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
- Blend the soup with an immersion or a regular blender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (ginger, black pepper and lemon juice), stir and bring to a boil.
- Dress it with parsley. It is now ready to serve.
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