Here’s An Easy Anti-Inflammatory Pumpkin Soup Recipe!

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“Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease” according to Dr. Andrew Weil

Studies suggest that foods such as dairy, red meat, sugar, soda, processed foods and nightshade vegetables can have the potential to fuel inflammation.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it might be wise to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (like beans and nuts), and fresh herbs and spices.

An anti-inflammatory diet can provide natural pain relief.

Check out this simple recipe with healthy anti-inflammatory benefits!  

Ingredients

3 chopped garlic cloves (let sit for 10 minutes after chopping)
1 cup lentils (soaked overnight)
2 cups water
1/2 can organic pumpkin
1 stick of Kombu
1 cup of chopped kale
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 cup of raw broccoli
Pinch of parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cilantro 

Directions

  • Place all all ingredients into a pot
  • Cook on high for about 15 minutes or until lentils soften
  • Serve

Interesting Facts…

Soaking sprouted seeds, nuts, legumes and grains is a good way to get the optimal nutritional benefits.

Soaking allows the phytic acid to be deactivated and released into the water and the enzymes and minerals in the food are more readily available for absorption into our bodies.

Heating garlic without letting it sit has been found to deactivate the enzyme that is responsible for the formation of Allicin.  

If you allow garlic to sit for 5-10 minutes, you can cook it on low or medium heat for a short period of time (up to 15 minutes) without destroying the Allicin.

Here are some health benefits of anti-inflammatory foods!

If you own an instant pot, you might want to check out my “Tasty Creamy Cauliflower Lentil Instant Pot Soup Recipe!” or the “Anti-Inflammatory Instant Pot Lentil Sweet Potato Soup Recipe!“, these are super easy to make as well!

Leave a comment and let me know what YOUR favorite Anti-Inflammatory foods are! 

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