When we are little, we are not always too excited about eating our soup “to grow big and strong”. However, soup is a staple food when we are ill, and it is no coincidence that it takes its place on the list of foods that are considered very good for us. Thanks to all the healthy ingredients we use for cooking them, soups are extremely good for the body (and for the mind, because a little bowl of soup never fails to warm you up, body and soul, especially in the cold of winter).
This is why we are going to propose 4 soups in this article that have purifying properties, because they promote liver and kidney functions and help stimulate the detoxifying actions of these organs. The liver and the kidneys play an essential role in helping the body fight toxins, and they help us avoid health problems, which is why it’s important to give them a helping hand from time to time. These 4 soup ideas are healthy and delicious. Don’t hesitate to add seasoning with Cayenne pepper, sea salt, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or even olive oil. The choice is yours! Eat them for dinner for two weeks with a lean source of protein such as fish or eggs, as well as fruits such as apples.
1) Celery and nettle soup
Celery is not the most popular vegetable, but there is nothing like it for purifying the organism. It helps the liver and the bile duct to function well and it is also good for the kidneys.
However, the real “stars” of this soup are the nettles, which purify the blood and offer a whole host of health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, detoxifying and hypoglycemic.
2) Lettuce and dandelion soup
We are well familiar with lettuce in a salad, but as it is a vegetable, it can also be cooked in order to be digested easier. In terms of health, it is a diuretic and regulates the nervous system. It also promotes relaxation after eating.
As for dandelion, it is rich in vitamins A, B and C, but also in folic acid, iron, potassium, silicon and tannins. Like lettuce, it is a diuretic and works wonders for detoxing the liver and the kidneys. Whether it’s fresh or dried, it is easily digested, but be aware that it has a mild laxative effect.
3) Turmeric and oat soup
Have you yet to embrace turmeric as part of your diet? Rectify the situation as quickly as possible, because this spice is fantastic for your health! It has anti cancer properties, as well as being an excellent anti-inflammatory which helps the body get rid of bile, and it decongests the liver.
Oats are great for digestion and highly nutritious. Cooking fans like them for the consistency they add to soups. And everybody can benefit from their high fibre content and vegetable proteins, which fight against toxins in the body.
4) Artichoke and onion soup
Artichokes are excellent for protecting the liver. This is why many people also like to drink it in an infusion.
As for onions, they are a classic in soup recipes because they are a great source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and sulfur, but they also contain vitamins A, B, C and E. Raw or cooked, they help with kidney functioning.
This soup could have a rather bitter flavour if you only use these two ingredients (especially if you include the artichoke leaves). Our advise is to play around with seasoning and not to be afraid to add other ingredients to counteract the bitterness.