Coconut Chicken Soup
Foods That Bring the Fight*
Coconut Milk: A complete protein, chemically comparative to mother’s milk, warming, thirst quenching, high in organic iodine which has laxative properties and soothes internal membranes.
Garlic: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, digestive, expectorant, detoxifier. As Dianne Onstad notes, “One raw crushed garlic clove contains the antibiotic equivalent of one hundred thousand units of penicillin.”
Ginger: Antispasmodic, appetizer, expectorant, promotes circulation, helps stimulate and energize the body especially when fighting illness.
Lemongrass: Analgesic, digestive, helps relieve headaches.
Lime: High in Vitamin C, contains potassium, magnesium, iron. Antiseptic, helps sore throats, loosens mucus and stimulates lymphatic system, gall bladder and liver. Alkalizer (despite its acidic taste), destroys putrid bacteria in the mouth and gut, builds lung strength, encourages rebuilding of tissues.
Mushrooms: High mineral and vitamin content–particularly zinc, no sugar, general immune boosters, anti-cancerous, neutralize toxic buildup in the body.
*Onstad, Dianne. Whole Foods Companion (White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2004) selected pages