Diabetic Garlic Soup Recipe

Garlic contains selenium which has been associated with lowering diabetes risk.  In fact, it has already been proven that garlic can provide protection against complications from diabetes such as retinopathy, heart and kidney disease.

 

Since garlic can help greatly in lowering blood sugar, they are often consumed in addition to the diabetics' special diets and regular insulin regime.  However, it is always advisable to seek a doctor's advice to determine the amount of garlic that is safe to consume.

 

The overall health benefits from garlic for the diabetics, directly or indirectly includes:

  • lowering blood glucose levels

  • preventing or combating arteriosclerosis

  • boosting the immune system

  • lowering bad cholesterol

  • promoting blood flow

  • regulating blood pressure

  • fighting infections

  • preventing or fighting heart disease

So enjoy this antiviral and antibacterial diabetic garlic soup which may help in reducing blood cholesterol and nasal congestion as well as protecting you from diabetes complications.

 

Diabetic Garlic Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

 

6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

25 grams lean, streaky bacon, finely diced

1 red chilli, finely sliced

1 onion, finely sliced

1 teaspoon soft thyme leaves

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 thick slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed and broken into small cubes

1/2 teaspoon paprika

600 ml chicken stock

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

Method

  1. Bring a saucepan to heat, add olive oil and when oil is hot, lower heat, add garlic and fry until golden.

  2. Add bacon, chilli, onion and thyme and fry until bacon is cooked.

  3. Add wholegrain bread cubes, paprika and chicken stock then bring to boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the bread has broken down and has thickened the soup.

  4. If you desire the soup to be smoother, blend the soup in a food processor or a liquidiser.

  5. Season with black pepper before serving.

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