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Anti Inflammatory Chicken Soup with Turmeric

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I’ve been looking for an anti inflammatory chicken soup recipe for a long time. Having a healthy soup in our recipe repertoire is a must!

Aside from being a healthier variety of soup, most of the ingredients in this recipe help with many health conditions which I’ll explain later on in this post.

JADA’s turmeric salt has made it almost too easy for me to perfectly season my anti inflammatory chicken soup every time I make one.

It’s such a huge hit in my house and I had to share it with you! Especially now that the weather has turned and it’s starting to get a little too cold outside.

It’s become the perfect time to enjoy warm soup that’s delicious, comforting, and keto friendly.

If you want to know how to make this cauliflower rice soup keto recipe, read on and check out the ingredients and procedure. It’s actually quite simple.

Anti Inflammatory Chicken Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

  • 1 tbsp minced ginger

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large Zucchini, sliced

  • 1/4 cup sliced carrots

  • 1 diced yellow onion

  • 2 tsp JADA Turmeric Salt

  • 5 cups chicken stock (or 1 cube of chicken flavor and 5 cups of water

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice, I used frozen, 8 ounces

  • 1 cup celery, sliced

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 pound cooked chicken (thigh or breast)

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Turmeric Health Benefits

According to Healthline, turmeric contains bioactive compounds with medicinal properties.

Most of the studies on this herb use turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day.

Curcumin is also fat soluble, which means it breaks down and dissolves in fat or oil. That’s why it may be a good idea to take curcumin supplements with a meal that’s high in fat, like keto friendly meals.

Curcumin is also a natural anti-inflammatory compound for chronic inflammations that attacks your body’s own tissues.

Scientists believe that chronic low-level inflammation can play a role in some health conditions and diseases like heart ailments, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and other degenerative conditions.

Anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is potentially important in preventing and helping treat these conditions.

Curcumin is a bioactive substance that can fight inflammation. However, very high doses are required to produce medicinal results.

In addition, turmeric can also increase the antioxidant capacity of the body. Since oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases, it’s highly beneficial to consume antioxidants daily. 

It involves free radicals, which tend to react with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins, or DNA.

Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure.

Curcumin can also boost brain-derived neurotrophic factors. Neurons are capable of forming new connections, and one of the main drivers of this process is brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

This is a gene that’s involved in making a protein responsible for promoting the life of neurons.

Curcumin may increase brain levels, which effectively delays or reverses many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function.

It could also help improve memory and attention, which seems logical given its effects on BDNF levels.

Arthritis is a common problem in almost all countries. Arthritis is mostly caused by inflammation in the joints. Since curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory compound, it may help with arthritis.

For example, in a study of people with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was even more effective than an anti-inflammatory drug.

Lastly, curcumin has shown some promise in treating depression. In a controlled trial, 60 people with depression were randomized into three groups.

One group took Prozac, another group took 1 gram of curcumin, and the third group took both Prozac and curcumin. 6 weeks after, curcumin had led to improvements similar to those of Prozac.

The group that took both Prozac and curcumin fared best. This makes curcumin as effective a drug as any antidepressant.

Cauliflower Rice In Soup

Cauliflower rice is a grain-free, low-carb alternative to regular white rice. It’s made entirely from cauliflower, which is exciting.

Just a quick chop in a food processor turns a massive head of cauliflower into grain-sized bits, creating a faux rice.

Since cauliflower is such a keto friendly vegetable, it makes cauliflower rice one of the best alternatives to regular white rice for a hearty meal, or in this case, for my cauliflower rice soup keto recipe.

Cauliflower is low in calories and low in carbs. This makes it an attractive option to use for side dishes and cauliflower rice in soup recipes. Especially in this anti inflammatory chicken soup recipe!

It’s also incredibly dense in nutrients, which offers an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients.

In addition, cauliflower is also a good source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds.

It also has a mild flavor compared to some other veggie options that offer the same spread of vitamins and minerals.

It’s a versatile ingredient especially for low carb diets as cauliflower can easily be used as a replacement for high carb foods like rice and mashed potatoes. Such is the case in my cauliflower rice in soup recipe.

If you’re interested in incorporating more cauliflower into your diet, I have a mashed cauliflower recipe, cauliflower “mac” and cheese, and sushi recipes that can give variety through the week. 

Can I Eat Carrots In Keto?

According to Healthline, yes, but in moderation. Non-starchy vegetables play a big role on the low carb, high fat keto diet.

Net carbs are also generally restricted to 25 grams or less per day. Carrots are lower in sugar and carbs than tuber vegetables like potatoes. One medium (61-gram) raw carrot provides:

  • Calories: 25
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Net carbs: 4 grams

From the nutrient content of carrots, they can be eaten in small quantities on a keto diet.

However, it is best to stick to a reasonable portion. With 1 cup of carrots, it contains 9 grams of net carbs.

This makes a single portion use up nearly half of your net carbs for the day, especially if you’re aiming for a standard allotment of 25 grams of net carbs daily.

So if you want to put in some carrots in this cauliflower rice soup keto recipe, you may do so, but only a little. The cauliflower rice and turmeric both are enough to give you all the healthy vitamins and minerals you need.

Share Your Results! 

I hope you enjoy my  keto turmeric soup with chicken recipe as much as I did. If you make this recipe, please let me know how it turned out! 

Absolutely love to see your creations! If you happen to make one of the recipes, would really love to see it! Just use the hashtag #sweetketolife, tag me on @sweetketolife , or just let me know by comment!

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Anti Inflammatory Chicken Soup With Turmeric

Yaidy Santiago
Aside from being a healthier variety of soup, most of the ingredients in this anti inflammatory chicken soup help with many health conditions which I’ll explain later on in this post.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine keto, low carb
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tbssp minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large Zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 2 tsp JADA Turmeric Salt
  • 5 cups chicken stock (or 1 cube of chicken flavor and 5 cups of water)
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice, I used frozen, 8 ounces
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 lb cooked chicken (thigh or breast)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot on medium heat, add avocado oil and let it heat. Then add minced garlic, onion, and ginger. Fry until onions become translucent.
  • Add zucchini, carrots, celery, and JADA’s turmeric salt. Stir until all is well incorporated and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock, cauliflower rice, fresh cilantro, cooked chicken, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Stir and let it boil for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Keyword anti inflammatory, carrots, chicken, chicken stock, garlic, gingerbread, onion, soup, turmeric, zucchini

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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