Strep Resistant Vegan Garlic Soup Recipe

Nov 5 2017 - 12:37pm
Strep Throat Garlic Soup Chicken Soup

Somehow the fable of chicken soup being the most healing for illness keeps arising, and while chicken soup is comforting during illness, it doesn't quite do the job of killing antibiotic-resistant streptococcus bacteria. Garlic soup is how to fix a sore throat overnight.

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Strep symptoms aren’t just about throat pain -- they are about ear pain, migraines, sinus issues and chronic congestion, UTIs, otitis media, IBS, styes, cystic acne and more. Most believe how to fix a sore throat overnight means chicken soup, but they couldn't be more inaccurate. The alternative for ending strep symptoms just happens to be vegan.

Chicken Soup Doesn't Heal Strep

Growing up you may have heard the popular rumor that chicken soup is the thing to eat when you’re feeling sick. When a sore throat and earache erupts and you’re sipping chicken soup to heal it, it can still take ten days on antibiotics to get better.

When you are dealing with symptoms of strep, whether chronic or acute, its better to reach for antibacterial soup since chicken soup, as comforting as it may feel to you, is no match for this persistent and strengthening bacteria. Garlic soup is how to fix a sore throat overnight.

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Strep Is On It’s way To Becoming A Superbug

Strep is the next superbug of our time. It is more common than ever, becoming resistant to man-made antibiotics. However, there are some natural foods that strep is not resistant to – one of them is garlic.

Heal In Half The Time

Having garlic soup instead of chicken soup increases your chances of healing from strep in half the time. Garlic is a highly effective natural antibiotic that stimulates the immune system and increases the effectiveness of white blood cells and T cells. Garlic is also a known potent antibacterial and antiviral that simply tops strep in its tracks.

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While you think garlic soup might be tough on the taste buds, think again – garlic soup is absolutely delicious -- so much so, that you’ll need to limit the amount you take at each serving so as not ignite a dramatic bacterial die-off that may result in grumbling in the gut. Should a rumbling in the gut occur, know that it’s the garlic doing its job. You can take some ginger tea to calm things down but may want to further assess your gut health

This quick and easy strep-resistant garlic soup can be prepared in a high-speed blender and served immediately.

Ingredients:

1 large onion
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2-3 heads of garlic roasted
2 cups vegetable broth
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

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Method:

1. Roast the garlic. (This can be done beforehand)

In an oven preheated to 400 degrees, roast the garlic. Cut off the top of the head of garlic. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of coconut oil over each exposed head, using your fingers to rub the oil on the exposed garlic cloves. Place in a baking dish. Cover the bulbs with aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.

2. Briefly sautee onion in coconut oil until soft, then put into a high-speed blender. Add the roasted garlic, vegetable broth and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Start blending on low, gradually increasing speed to high. Allow to blend for 4-6 minutes until hot, season, then serve in 6 ounce cups or bowls.

Source:
1. Farbman, KS, Barnett, ED, Bolduc, GR and Klein, J. 1993. Antibacterial activity of garlic and onions: a historical perspective. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 12: 613–614.
2. "WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed." World Health Organization. Accessed November 05, 2017. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/bacteria-antibiotics-needed/en/.

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