Carrots are extremely nutritious, they are filled with amazing antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which makes them perfect for a healthy diet. Try this delicious anti-inflammatory carrot soup recipe to help reduce inflammation naturally.
So here are a few tips that have helped me reduce inflammation naturally since I was diagnosed with rheumatism. Drink a ton of water daily, it helps flush out toxins.
Reduce fatty and fried foods, eat a lot of high-fiber foods, and reduce your sugar and salt intake. I also saw improvement in my joint pain when I started taking 1-hour walks daily.
Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Soup
One of the best ways to reduce inflammation naturally is by eating foods rich in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Antioxidants help flush out toxins responsible for increasing inflammation markers in the body.
Fiber helps lower inflammation by improving the pH levels in the intestines and reducing leaky gut. This helps the intestines absorb nutrients from foods properly and reduce inflammation.
Vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals responsible for cell damage due to its powerful antioxidant profile. So you definitely want to add vitamin C-rich foods to your diet when fighting inflammation.
Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Soup Recipe
This pureed carrot soup for inflammation yields 4 servings and takes 30 minutes of cooking time in total.
- 5 large carrots (peeled and chopped)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 inches of ginger (grated)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 cups of chicken stock or chicken broth
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by heating the oil in a large pot and fry the onions until translucent. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir fry over medium heat for another minute or two.
Next, add in the carrots plus the rest of your ingredients and let them cook covered for 15 minutes or until the carrots are done.
Lastly, transfer the soup into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. If the soup is too thick, go ahead and add in some chicken stock or coconut milk until you have the right consistency.
Thats it! You can serve it with some toast, fresh parsley, and fresh lemon juice.
Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this soup contains 249 calories, 24% total fat, 67% saturated fat, 20% sodium, 6% total carbs, 16% dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 5.2 grams of protein, 4% calcium, 10% iron, and 13% potassium.
So I have a ton of other delicious anti-inflammatory soup recipes like this lentil soup, chicken soup, bean soup, cabbage soup or this cauliflower chicken soup & anti-inflammatory soup cleanse recipe that really helps.
How Does This Carrot Soup Fight Inflammation?
There are 3 main ingredients in this soup that reduces inflammation and they are the carrots, ginger, and turmeric. Garlic does contain antioxidants but let’s focus on the three.
Carrots contain beta-carotene and vitamin A. Studies show that vitamin A does a great job of stopping the production of inflammation while beta-carotene blocks nuclear factors responsible for inflammation.
Note that cooking carrots increase their nutrients.
Ginger is known to be one of the best anti-inflammatory spices on the planet because it helps reduce inflammatory substances secreted by our cells. Drinking a cup of ginger tea daily is really helpful too.
Lastly, we have turmeric or curcumin, this spice does wonders due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric specifically lowers the production of 2 main proteins responsible for inflammation.
These proteins are medically known as c-reactive proteins and alpha 1-acid glycoproteins. So you must start adding turmeric to your recipes if you experience inflammation often.
Off to make a cup of ginger and turmeric tea right now and add these anti-inflammatory veggies to your diet!
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