Winter is is full swing here in Melbourne, so what better time to get in the ground dwelling winter veggie soup to boost our immune systems and provide some potent anti-oxidants to reduce inflammation. We've also added our Reishi Mushroom powder to to further boost our immune systems during the winter months (which you could switch out for another Medicinal Mushroom if you'd prefer), plus all the other great soup 'adds' like; garlic, fennel, onions and a good veggie stock (which you can sub out for a bone broth if you'd prefer). This is a power house of nutrition and great with a dolop of yoghurt or even some hemp seeds!
Great source of fibre to help digestive health. Contains vitamin c, carotenoids and flavonoids, all antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, remove free radicals and boost the immune system. Cauliflower also contain choline which plays an important role in the body in protecting the brain, nervous system and metabolism.
Cauliflower is one of the cruciferous veggie family, with other members being; broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy, kale and cabbage. All provide some great nutrients that have been shown to help support all aspects of optimum health, by tending to be particularly high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and fiber. Suggested to be able to support cognition (memory and focus), gut health, anti-oxidants, reduced inflammation, weigh loss and heart health. Check out Dr Axe
for some more details and links to studies.
Adaptogen (Mushroom Complex)
Helping the body adapt to stress.
Immunomodulation (Medicinal Mushrooms)
Strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
Reishi (Medicinal Mushrooms)
Known historically as the Mushroom of Immortality, Reishi's compounds have been shown to provide good all around calming and relaxing effects, Reishi has also been shown to be high in anti-oxidants which help remove free radicals as well as support the immune system.
Chaga (Mushroom Complex)
Chaga is packed with anti-oxidants with studies suggesting its compounds have the capacity to provide support for the immune system and its ability to modulate it.
Cordyceps (Mushroom Complex)
Cordyceps has been used for cognitive and athletic performance along with it's possible immunomodulatory effects.