Bowl of soup with mushrooms and vegetables

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Following in the footsteps of my last post about Immune Boosting Foods I thought I would share an Immunity Boosting Soup recipe that is so yummy and good for you!  It’s full of ingredients that will help keep your immune system humming along this fall and winter season. 

If you are dealing with Candida and are in the initial stages of the cleanse then you’ll want to leave out the mushrooms.  You could substitute another one of your favorite veggies like cabbage or celery if you like. 

The reason to leave out the mushrooms may not be what you think.  Yes, mushrooms are a fungus but they don’t feed Candida, however, those who have  Candida overgrowth can be very sensitive to a lot of foods and mushrooms are one of them.  They can cause allergic-type reactions in someone who is experiencing Candida. So I always err on the side of caution and leave them out when doing a Candida cleanse. 

Then after things have settled down and your gut is more balanced I would start with a small amount of mushrooms and see how you feel. If you have any type of reaction to them (headaches, fatigue, bloating, gas, rashes, etc.) that can happen up to 4 days after eating then it’s recommended to leave that food out of your diet.  You could wait a few months and try this again to see if you indeed do have an intolerance to this food. 

This immunity-boosting soup is made with a virtual garden of powerful ingredients that contain beneficial nutrients for your immune system:

  • Turmeric adds a subtle flavor and a beautiful yellow color. The active ingredient is curcumin, a powerful antioxidant.
  • Black pepper also has antioxidant properties.
  • Cayenne pepper can clear congestion due to the main active compound capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Shiitake mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain unique phytonutrients that contribute to good health.

 Whole Foods Market Soup Recipe

Bowl of soup with mushrooms and vegetables

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6 Comments on Immunity Boosting “Better than Chicken Soup” Soup Recipe

    • Thanks for your comment Liz! I love food that is good for you and tastes delicious! Let me know if you try this and how you liked it.

  1. I’m saving this recipe for later. There’s a lot of good stuff in there, and I’m always on the lookout for immune boosters. Although I have asthma, I can’t get the flu shot because something in it triggers said asthma, so this time of year is always a little more frightening than usual from a health POV.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for your comment Emilie! I pass on the flu shot as well and focus on healthy foods like this soup and the foods in my Immune Boosting Foods post plus make sure I get lots of rest and good sleep! Oh and fun and laughter are always great for the immune system and the soul! I hope you enjoy the soup recipe. 🙂

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