Carrot, Cumin & Ginger Soup
Dr. Gloria’s DETOX Soup Recipe #3: Carrot – Cumin – Ginger Soup
⎫ 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
⎫ 1-inch knob of ginger peeled and chopped
⎫ 1 tablespoon coconut oil
⎫ 2 pounds’ carrots, peeled if desired, cut into chunks
⎫ 1 teaspoon cumin powder
⎫ 2 TB fresh parsley finely chopped
⎫ 1 quart “nightshade-FREE” vegetable or chicken stock
Step 1 – Sauté onion and ginger in coconut oil until translucent and then add carrots and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add stock, cumin powder and simmer for about 30-45 minutes until carrot is very soft (if you don’t want to cook it for that long, cut the carrot up into smaller pieces). Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 2 – Add parsley and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Step 3 – Blend soup and serve hot.
Health Benefits of Ingredients
Onions – Have antibiotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and carminative properties. They’re rich in Sulphur, fiber, potassium, vitamins B, C and low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.
Ginger: Considered one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound and is responsible for its many medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Used in natural medicine extensively for: nausea and morning sickness, to reduce muscle pain and soreness, lower blood sugar, improve heart disease, to treat chronic indigestion, reduce menstrual pain, lower cholesterol, may help prevent cancer, improve brain function and overall cognitive health, and help fight infections.
Coconut Oil: It’s health benefits too numerous to list but here are the ones helpful in detoxification:
Improves blood cholesterol, loaded with saturated fats (raises HDL – good – cholesterol), increases energy, helps lower blood sugar, contains lauric acid known to kill bacteria-viruses-fungi, is a natural appetite suppressant, its fatty acids can boost brain function especially in those with dementia and Alzheimer’s by providing the needed ketones (energy source for malfunctioning cells).
Carrots: Carrots are actually considered a vessel for Vitamin A – they contain a large amount of Vitamin A. Additionally, they’re rich with Vitamin C, E, B6, K and many more.
Cumin: Is a small plant in the parsley genre. Its medicinal use is recorded as far back as 5000 years by the Egyptians. Uses include: diuretic, upset stomach and flatulence. Reported to promote a healthy digestive system. It stimulates menstruation and is also added to gargles to help treat laryngitis. A good source of iron, manganese and other vitamins and minerals. Research shows it stimulates production of pancreatic enzymes, therefore, is effective in insulin sensitivity. Additionally, studies show it is more effective than other antioxidants including vitamin.
Parsley: Rich in vital vitamins including C, B12, K and A. Contains healthy amounts of dietary copper, potassium, and iron. Studies show it maintains a strong immune system, tones bones and helps heal the nervous system. Flushes out excess fluid, therefore, support kidney function. Daily use of fresh parsley helps stiff muscles and relieve joint pain. NOTE: Does contain oxalates, which can be a problem for those with existing kidney and gallbladder disorders.
Enjoy…you’re working towards Wholistic Rejuvenation…
Dr. Gloria – Your Health Detective