Have too much holiday turkey left and out of ideas? Try this Black and White Bean with Turkey Soup. Delicious, don’t expect to have leftovers.
Not only is this a great way to use left-over turkey, it’s high in protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
White Beans – High in protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Rich in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Also, a good source of calcium, manganese and iron.
Black Beans – High in fiber, folate, protein, and antioxidants, along with numerous other vitamins and minerals. Abundant in soluble fiber helping lower blood cholesterol. Contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. High in folate, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
Corn – Rich in vitamin B constituents, especially Thiamin and Niacin, provides a high percentage of folic acid, and is rich in antioxidants. Also, contains phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron and copper. (Note: A large percentage of sweet corn in the United States is genetically modified. Either buy at your local farmers market and ask if they planted GMO seeds, or choose USDA Organic. GMO foods are forbidden by the organic standard. So, choose wisely.)
Onions – the phytochemicals and Vitamin support your immune system, contains chromium to help stabilize blood sugar, and they are a scavenger of free radicals. Contains Vitamin B-6 and manganese and small amounts of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
More Health Highlights
Garlic – Contains manganese, Vitamins B6 and C, selenium and fiber. Also contains calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron and Vitamin B1. Antioxidant and may reduce blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol.
Carrots – High in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, can increase the health of your skin, improve eye-sight, boost your immune system, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular health, detoxify the body, and boost oral health.
Green Chilies – High in Vitamins A and C, and fiber. They are an anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-depressant. The Capsaicin found in peppers acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer.
Sea Salt – Includes 84 vital minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc among other beneficial elements.
Cumin – A great source of iron which helps with energy levels. Iron also improves blood flow to increase oxygen delivery on a cellular level. Studies have shown cumin to have anti-cancer properties. In addition, cumin has been helpful with digestive issues such as, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Additional Health Highlights
Freshly Ground Pepper – Stimulates the taste buds which in turn starts the production of stomach acid for proper digestion. An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic. Also it is an excellent source of manganese, a good source of iron and vitamin K, and dietary fiber. Furthermore, it has diaphoretic (promotes sweating), and diuretic (promotes urination) properties.
Chicken Stock – (Homemade) Contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, glucosamine and trace minerals. Furthermore, it helps heal the lining of your gut and promotes healthy digestion. And in addition it reduces joint pain and inflammation and promotes strong bones.
Turkey – A good source of protein and contains Vitamins B-6 and B-12, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Also, contains choline, selenium, iron, zinc. Potassium and phosphorus.
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Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any of these products.