Sep 21, 2016

Soup That Heals

Wound Healing SoupIf you know anyone recovering from an injury or surgery, make them soup using these vegetables: carrot, potato, sweet potato, red pepper, broccoli, spinach and add some lima beans. By researching, I learned that there are certain nutrients that can help heal the body from an injury, a wound, or surgery. The most essential are vitamins A, C, and E along with zinc, calcium, potassium, and protein. So I created this recipe using ingredients highest in these nutrients for a powerful healing soup. It’s also a delicious vegetable soup and any vegetable soup will have health benefits, but using these specific ingredients provide the best concentrate of what is needed by the body to heal.

I make this soup using my own homemade chicken broth. Chicken broth has its own health benefits and it’s the best liquid to use. Vegetable broth is also a good choice but even if you use plain water, all the wound healing benefits will still be there. If someone is not able to eat due to a closed jaw or dental surgery, this soup can be pureed to drink, or pureed and thinned to drink with a straw.

One more food with excellent healing enzymes is fresh pineapple (not canned – only fresh has enzymes). So the most beneficial meal to help recover would be a big bowl of wound healing soup with some fresh pineapple for dessert.

By the way, even if you’re not trying to heal, this is an incredibly healthy vegetable soup full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. If you want to use my chicken soup as a base, click here for the recipe. You can make the stock the day before and after it’s refrigerated, remove the fat from the top and proceed with this vegetable soup. Once you have the stock, my wound healing vegetable soup takes just 30 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

8 Comments on "Soup That Heals"

  1. Keith

    Good evening Ms. Jones:. Can any of the soups you prepare for wound healing purposes be purchased and delivered through GrubHub or any of the other food delivery services and possibly delivered the same day or day or two?

  2. mike Wasilo

    Sweet potato …no …. it’s a yam …..

    • Jenny

      It’s not a yam.

      • Dance in the Kitchen

        I just made your “wound healing soup” for a friend as she just had surgery. I used Purple Potatoes and little yellow potatoes out of our garden. It was delicious!
        The main reason for responding is I saw the comment about Sweet Potatoes and Yams. I was so happy to see your brief, but excellent, explanation on the difference. I have been attempting for years to educate not only family and friends but especially the grocery store produce people. In the main, they all look at me with a blank stare. I think I am just entertaining myself.

  3. Jane

    I’d like to make my rye bread darker or more robust in flavor so I bought some Red Mill Pumpernickel meal. so I’m wondering if it would be ok to sub in a bit of it for some of the rye or the wheat flour in your recipe for no knead rye bread.

    • Jenny

      I can’t say for sure since I have never used this product but no knead bread recipes are quite flexible so you could try it out and see.

  4. Soli

    Thank you Jenny you are very friendly.???

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