My husband awakened with a sore throat and with his many health problems, I immediately threw together my Flu Season Bean Soup. He is Diabetic, etc. so I watch carefully what I throw together.  Makes about 4 servings.  I use:

  • 3 cans of White Navy Beans…I use Bush’s
  • 1 can of Chopped Tomatoes…I use Hunt’s with garlic, oregano. basil
  • 1/4 cup of Dried Onion…use more or less according to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of Granulated Garlic…use more or less according to taste
  • 2 tsp. Curcumin…more or less according to taste
  • 2 tsp. Black pepper…more or less according to taste
  • 2 tsp. of Italian Seasoning…more or less according to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. of Red Pepper Flakes…more or less according to taste
  • Salt to taste.  I used about 1/2 teaspoon
  • little Dried Carrot I had on counter…I had dehydrated earlier 
  • 1 dried slice of Green Pepper minced I had on counter… I had dehydrated earlier


I throw all of the above into a pot on my stove on medium heat, stirring as it heats.  Beans will stick to the bottom of the pot if left alone.  I lower heat when heated throughout and let simmer for about 30 – 45 minutes. It gives time for the minced, dried herbs to flavor beans.  I added two slices of toasted Ezekiel Bread (sprouted seeds) with melted butter and Garlic. Wolla!   I’ll knock out the bug before it gets a good hold. Don’t forget lots of Ice water.  Ice water goes through the body quickly.  I want to keep him well hydrated.  That should do it!

Why did I use these ingredients?  Navy Beans are a protein…diabetics need to start off with a protein to keep blood sugar level, not counting all the other good fiber, etc.  Tomatoes have lycopene that fights off viruses including C and other good vitamins.

Dried Onion and Granulated Garlic are both nature’s antibiotic’s and also antifungals.  Diabetics have a problem with fungus.  Curcumin  is good for the brain, good for the kidneys and an anti-inflammatory.  Black Pepper must accompany it to help the Curcumin assimilate into the body.  I threw the pinch of carrot, green pepper, salt, Italian seasonings and Red pepper not only for flavor as Red Pepper opens up arteries, and green pepper has vitamins C and A.  Italian Seasonings are usually  antifungals.

I was feeling under the weather myself so that is why I used canned and dried foods.  I didn’t feel like chopping all of the fresh vegetables.  The flavors are great and it produces a giant punch to the immune system, which it probably appreciates.

As with all foods and herbs check with your doctor if you are on medications as vitamin C is a blood thinner and make sure herbs do not interfere with any medications in use.  I do not let my husband take his vitamin C and Cod Liver Oil together as both are blood thinners.


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