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This dish earns its title of ‘immune boost’ soup thanks to the inclusion of astragalus root, a plant long used in Mongolian traditional medicine practices, along with ginger, turmeric, and other ingredients associated with health and well-being. Obviously, even it can’t fully protect you from illness – you should absolutely follow medical advice on staying safe and not rely entirely on soup – but giving yourself a little natural boost to the immune system certainly can’t do any harm. Especially if it happens to taste good, too.
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Immune Boost Soup
- Heat water and miso paste in large pot, and allow paste to dissolve.
- Add mushrooms, onion, celery, carrots, peppers, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and astragalus slices, and simmer 1 hour (or longer if needed).
- Add raw garlic and coconut oil for the final 10 minutes of simmering.
- Remove astragalus slices from soup before serving.
- Calories 50
- Carbohydrate Content 7 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 2 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 1 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1.5 g
- Sodium Content 90 mg
- Sugar Content 3 g