Winter might be your favorite season, as it brings snow, holidays, happiness, joy, hot drinks, delicious winter dishes, and much more.

However, it is also the time of a lack of vitamin D, cold temperatures, ice, and comfort foods. However, the following creamy, yellow turmeric-lentil soup will be a real cure during the winter!

Its ingredients, turmeric, apples, and lentils, are high in beneficial medicinal properties. Turmeric is an extremely potent anti-inflammatory food, and since inflammation is the main cause of numerous illnesses, it alleviates health issues, including:

  • Allergies
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Psoriasis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer

Stress is the main cause of inflammation, and unfortunately, we all deal with some sort of stress on a daily basis. Stress leads to various diseases, and we daily cope with anxiety and tension. However, turmeric is the natural remedy that will help you fight all these diseases and symptoms.

On the other hand, apples are extremely healthy fruits, which are delicious, both, tart and sweet. They are rich in antioxidants that have a positive effect in the case of:

  • Diabetes
  • Bone issues
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal issues

Lentils are also very healthy, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They treat:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis

Lentils are high in protein, iron, and magnesium. It has been found that red lentils have more overall nutritive benefits than other varieties.

This is how to prepare this healthy soup:

Turmeric Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk- recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 apples, cored and grated
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cup hot water

Method of preparation:

You should initially rinse the red lentils with cold water. Leave them to drain, and melt the coconut oil in a pot and sauté the onions until they become soft and golden.

Next, add the turmeric and apples, and cook the mixture for 2 minutes. Stir frequently, and add the water and the lentils. Boil the mixture, cover the pot and then simmer for 15 minutes.

Then, add the coconut milk and the spices, and simmer until the lentils are soft. Add a cup of water if you prefer it thinner, and leave it to simmer for 2 more hours.

You should serve the soup warm, and you should garnish it with pumpkin seeds and coconut shavings.

Enjoy!

Sources:
www.organicandhealthy.org
www.healthylifebyte.com

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