Posted on Oct 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Curried Celery Soup Good for what ails you!

Makes 4 servings

After each ingredient, there is listed at least one anti-inflammatory compound. curried-soup

• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• 8 celery stalks, diced (apigenin and others)
• 1 medium onion, diced (quercetin and others)
• 2 garlic cloves, minced (at least 9 different compounds)
• 2-inch piece gingerroot, peeled and finely diced (gingerol and others)
• 1 to 2 teaspoons turmeric powder (curcumin and others)
• 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (curcumin and others)
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano OR 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano (at least 8 different compounds)
• 1 teaspoon dried rosemary OR 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary (rosmarinic acid and others)
• 4 to 6 cups water or vegetable stock
• Hot pepper sauce or powder, to taste (capsaicin and others)
• Black pepper, to taste (eugenol and others)

1) Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Sauté celery, onion and garlic until vegetables soften and onion becomes translucent. Add spices, mustard and herbs and sauté another minute. Add water or stock; bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add peppers before serving.

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Every ingredient in the Curried Celery Soup works to tame the enzyme known as COX-2, which is associated with the inflammation and pain of arthritis. One of them alone (capsaicin) is nearly as potent as the COX-2 Inhibitor in the controversial arthritis drug Vioxx. And garlic, at last count, contained at least nine different COX-2 Inhibitors.

Even if you aren’t bothered by arthritis, there’s good reason to add this soup to your menu: Recent research reported in Science News suggests that inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme could delay or prevent some cancers.

taken from Mother Earth News

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