3 Soups that Help Cure Cold, Flu, and Fever. No More Chills!

Soup is an appetizer in most cases. Sometimes, it’s eaten as comfort food. But this becomes more important when you have chills. Fever caused by cold and flu, upset stomach, or even other illness can be treated naturally with soup.

First and foremost, the famous chicken soup that help fight may be really effective, but as vegetarians, you have to stick with plant-based soup. Don’t worry as there are other alternatives of soups that you should prepare to fight fever.

FeverImage source: femside

Not all soups are advisable to eat. As a matter of fact, many soups can cause allergic reactions or worsen the condition and symptoms. Those are usually mixed with milk, cream, tomatoes, and spices, so stay away from those if you try to heal from cold and flu.

The question now is which soups to eat for cold and flu or fever? The free recipes are listed below.

Garlic Vegetable SoupImage source: veggiebelly

#1 – Garlic Vegetable Soup
Recipe source: sparkpeople

Garlic is a natural cure to many illnesses, including sore throat and cold. So why not mix it with essential vegetables to get faster result.

Ingredients:
3 or more garlic
2 onions
4 stalks of celery
5 to 6 carrots
5 to 6 potatoes
vegetable broth
8 to 10 cups of water
pinch of paprika
pinch of pepper

Method:
1. Chop garlic, onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes.
2. Pour water and vegetable broth to a pot and heat.
3. Toss all chopped vegetables into the water before it boils.
4. Continue simmering under low heat.
5. Taste to adjust the flavor by adding water or salt.
6. Transfer to a bowl and season with paprika and pepper.

Kale and Garlic SoupImage and recipe source: vegetariantimes

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#2 – Kale and Garlic Soup

You can also try this version of garlic soup by adding kale. Both ingredients are necessary for the improvement of the cardiovascular system and immune system.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup wheat berries (soaked in cold water overnight)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3.5-ounce shiitake mushrooms (stemmed and thinly sliced)
10 cloves garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)
1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 bunch kale (stemmed and coarsely chopped)
1 cup water

Method:
1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add shiitake mushrooms. Season with salt and sauté.
3. Add garlic and sauté.
4. Pour vinegar and stir. Let it simmer until it evaporates.
5. Drain wheat berries and add to the pan.
6. Pour vegetable broth and water. Bring to a boil, heat reduced.
7. Add kale and let it simmer.
8. Season with salt and pepper.

Image and recipe source: robotheartrecipes

#3 – Feed-a-Fever Hearty and Spicy Vegetable Soup

This shouldn’t have to be very spicy or you’ll end up coughing more.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion (chopped)
2 large carrots (peeled and chopped)
4 large garlic cloves (chopped)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups cans tomatoes (diced)
2 medium potatoes (cut into medium pieces)
1 cup kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup corn (frozen, thawed, and drained)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 cups barley (cooked)

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pot.
2. Toss onions and carrot in the pot and sauté
3. Add garlic and balsamic vinegar. Continue sautéing for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Pour vegetable broth, followed by tomatoes, potatoes, kidney beans, corn, basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
5. Cover and let it simmer.
6. Check if potatoes and carrots are tender.
7. Toss cooked barley and stir to mix all ingredients.
8. Transfer soup into a bowl.

By sipping one of these soups, your condition becomes much better as the ingredients of these foods help fight bacteria and other illness-causing agents. Be sure to drink lots of water, too, and take the prescribed medicines.

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