Garlic Lemon Broth

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If you are feeling unwell or run down, hydrating is an excellent way to help our bodies recover. Garlic lemon broth is on top of our list because of the many health benefits lemon and garlic provide. 

The best part is that garlic lemon broth is flavorful and super easy to make. 

Why is hydrating our bodies so important when we are sick?

When we are sick, our bodies work hard to fight the infection. This can lead to dehydration, which can make us feel even worse. Drinking plenty of fluids is essential to helping our bodies recover.

There are many different ways to hydrate when we are sick. But water or a clear broth is always the best option. It helps to flush out the toxins that are making us sick and keeps our cells hydrated.

We can also drink juices and soups to help keep us hydrated. These fluids can also help to replenish electrolytes that we may have lost due to vomiting or diarrhea.

Drinking plenty of fluids is essential to helping our bodies recover from an illness. Water, juices, and soups are all great options. 

If you are struggling to keep fluids down, there are oral rehydration solutions available that can help.

Is garlic healing?

garlic bulbs


There’s no denying that garlic is a powerful food. It’s been used for centuries in many cultures for its medicinal properties. But is garlic a healing food?

Some people believe that garlic can help to boost the immune system, fight off infections, and even help to reduce cholesterol levels. 

As per Cleveland Clinic, garlic offers multiple health benefits.. For example, garlic does contain compounds that can boost the immune system.

However, there is more research needed to understand how garlic affects the body.


Why adding lemon juice to broths is important when we feel unwell.

garlic lemon broth in a cup


There are many reasons why we might add lemon juice to our broths when we are unwell. The most important reason is that lemon juice is high in Vitamin C, essential for boosting our immune system. 

Adding lemon juice to our broths also helps to increase the acidity of the broth, which can help to break down any congestion in our chest and throat. 

Finally, lemon juice’s citrus flavour can help stimulate our appetite, which is often suppressed when we are unwell.

Do the combination of garlic and fresh lemon juice heal?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the efficacy of garlic and lemon juice as a healing remedy may vary depending on the individual. 

However, some proponents of this home remedy claim that combining these two ingredients can help boost the immune system, fight off infection, and speed up the healing process. 

If you’re interested in trying Garlic Lemon Broth, a natural remedy to help you recover faster from a cold or flu, consult your healthcare provider first to ensure it’s right for you.

The one ingredient I did not add to this garlic lemon broth is freshly minced ginger. Feel free to add a teaspoon or two of freshly minced ginger if your tummy is acting up.

Why should we rest when we are sick?

Our bodies work hard to fight the illness when we are sick. This means we must give our bodies a chance to rest and recover.

 In addition, drinking a broth made with garlic and lemon to stay hydrated may also help with recovery.

The garlic in the broth will help to boost your immune system, while the lemon will help to detoxify your body. The broth will also help to hydrate you and provide your body with essential nutrients.

So, next time you are feeling under the weather, make yourself a pot of garlic lemon broth and take a few days to rest. Your body will thank you for it! You can also check out our list of gluten-free recipes with immune boosting properties. 

This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer medical advice

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  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • A handful of fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, cilantro, and sage) the more fresh herbs, the better
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • Himalayan salt and GF freshly ground black pepper
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  • Slice 1 head of garlic slliced in half crosswise and set aside for 10 minutes before cooking
  • Remove cloves from the second garlic head, peel and slightly crush them, set aside for 10 minutes before cooking
  • Using a large saucepan sauté crushed garlic cloves in olive oil over medium-low heat for 10 minutes until lightly browned, stirring frequently
  • Add 8 cups of water, halved head of garlic, herbs, lemon slices, turmeric and cinnamon. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 50 minutes. Do not cover. The broth should reduce by about a quarter
  • Strain the broth and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve hot in a cup or over rice noodles
  • Note; to get the full health benefits of cooked garlic, after cutting/smashing the garlic set it aside for 10 minutes before cooking
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    2 Responses to Garlic Lemon Broth

    • Nancy November 2, 2021

      Do you add the halved head of garlic skin and all? I’m confused about that

      • Kristina November 3, 2021

        yes Nancy, one head of garlic is sliced in half skin and all

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