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Healthy Soups

Korean White Radish Soup Recipe (Moo Gook)

Most of us have our favorite childhood dishes. One that stands out for me is my mom's moo gook - a traditional Korean soup that's made with white radish.

White radish, called "moo" in Korean, is sometimes called daikon or Chinese white radish, and in Indian cuisine, it's called "mooli." If you can't find white radish at your local grocery store, try visiting a local Asian food store - most carry multiple varieties. Read more


Barley-Lentil Soup Recipe

Here's a nourishing lentil soup that's made unique by adding small amounts of potato and barley. It doesn't call for a lot of potato or barley - just enough to make this soup a substantial meal in a bowl. Read more


Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This red lentil and vegetable soup is rich in healthy protein, fiber, iron, and folate, making it a nourishing and filling soup for all, but especially for those who are pregnant or nursing. Read more


Green Pea, Leek, and Potato Soup Recipe

If you're looking to eat healthfully on a tight budget, frozen green peas are an excellent choice. Fresh green peas are frozen shortly after being harvested, so they're almost as nutritious frozen as they are fresh.

Green peas are abundant in healthy protein, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folate, and a number of B vitamins. Their rich folate and vitamin B content make green peas a smart choice for keeping your blood homocysteine level in a healthy range, which is essential to decreasing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read more


Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This roasted cauliflower soup is surprisingly rich in vitamin C. It's also rich in indole-3-carbinole, a phytonutrient that can stimulate cellular detoxification.

Indole-3-carbinole's ability to prevent estrogen dominance is what makes cauliflower - naturally rich in indole-3-carbinole - an excellent food choice for cancer prevention, particularly breast cancer prevention. Read more


Anti-Cancer Cabbage Chickpea Soup Recipe

A simple and effective way to lower your risk of developing cancer is to eat cabbage on a regular basis.

Cabbage belongs to the Cruciferous family of vegetables - other prominent Cruciferous vegetables include kale, Bok Choy, cauliflower, and broccoli.

Phytonutrients found in cabbage and other Cruciferous vegetables can stimulate the production of enzymes that can detoxify your cells, leading to efficient elimination of free radicals, toxins, and potential carcinogens from your body. Read more


Traditional Korean Seaweed Soup Recipe

Koreans have long enjoyed the health benefits of seaweed soup, called mi-yuk gook.

In Korean culture, seaweed soup is considered a must for pregnant and nursing women, as eating seaweed is an effective way of stimulating healthy breast milk production.

Seaweed is also given to students, usually without fail on the night before an important exam, as seaweed is believed to support optimal brain function. Read more


Heart-Healthy Soup Recipe

If keeping your heart healthy is a top priority, consider adding lentils to your diet. Lentils are inexpensive legumes that come in a variety of colors, and every color is good for your heart and overall health.

Lentils are rich in folate, a vitamin that is essential to keeping your blood homocysteine at a healthy level - this is likely the main reason why eating lentils on a regular basis can keep your cardiovascular system healthy as you age. Read more


Anti-Cancer Cabbage Soup Recipe

If you want to significantly lower your risk of developing cancer, consider eating cabbage at least a few times a week. Cabbage belongs to the Cruciferous family of vegetables - other vegetables that belong in this family include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, Bok Choy, watercress, and arugula.

Phytonutrients found in cabbage and other Cruciferous vegetables stimulate your genes to increase production of enzymes that detoxify your cells, resulting in elimination of free radicals, toxins, and potential carcinogens from your body. Read more


Two Foods for a Strong Immune System and Optimal Vision

When eaten together, carrots and avocado provide a combination of nutrients that can strengthen your immune system and support your vision.

The carotenoids in carrots and healthy fat in avocado can contribute to healthy vitamin A status, and vitamin A serves your immune system in the following ways:

  1. Vitamin A and its metabolites help to maintain the structure and function of your skin and the mucosal cells that line your respiratory tract, digestive tract, and urinary tract; your skin and mucosal linings are barriers that act as your body's first line of defense against harmful microbes and substances.

  2. Vitamin A plays an important role in the development and differentiation of your white blood cells, which play essential roles in your immune system.




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