Monday, November 2, 2009

What to eat when you're sick - a simple vegetable broth recipe

So you got sick. Now what? Lisa Miller of Lisa Miller Wellnesssays that it's critical to continue to fuel your body with the right foods and liquids.

When people are sick they usually don't want to eat," Miller said. "It's important to drink broth, or other fluids, to keep hydrated, and to get your vitamins and minerals to fight off the illness."

The heat of the broth will help to think mucous and clear congestion. You can drink this broth several times a day.

What you'll need:

A few cloves of garlic

8 cups water

1 large onion, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced

2 large celery ribs, sliced

1 cup of mushrooms

1 bay leaf

(any other vegetables or scraps of vegetables you have lying around)


Add all of the ingredients to a large soup pot. Bring to a simmer and then cover. Simmer stock for approximately 45 minutes or until the vegetable become very tender. Strain the vegetables and broth through cheesecloth or a nut bag for a smooth consistency. Feel free to eat the vegetables, or puree them for an easy and healthy meal.

You can also check out this simple juice recipe to boost immunity and to hydrate your body.

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