Minestrone is a delicious Italian vegetable soup. We will show you step by step how the stew is prepared.
These ingredients make the minestrone so healthy:
The herb contains the same enzymes as the anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen and Tylenol. In addition, a lot of beta-carotene and vitamin C are in the leaves. Both have an antioxidant effect, thus preventing cell damage and, in the long term, strokes. Because of its magnesium and potassium content, basil protects against cardiac arrhythmias.
As a breakdown product in the metabolism, uric acid is produced – especially if you eat a lot of meat and fish. Especially men often excrete too little of it. The excess then deposits in the form of crystals in the tissue and in the joints and can lead to long-term gout. Leeks with its share of potassium and folic acid helps you to eliminate uric acid.
Carrot nibblers do it right! The root vegetables provide plenty of fiber, thus indirectly improving the cholesterol level. Fiber binds in the intestine primary bile acids, which consist partly of cholesterol. They are eliminated. To build up new acids, cholesterol from the cells is used again, which reduces the LDL cholesterol level.
Lycopene, the red plant pigment that belongs to the carotenoids, plays a role in the defense against various cancers. Prostate cancer risk drops by 28 percent when consumed regularly, according to a study by Harvard Medical School. Lycopene sits firmly in the cells and is easier for the body to process when it comes from pre-cooked canned food.
From the amino acids of the onion, the body produces glutathione. This protein helps to flush caffeine and other impulsive substances out of the body. Onions are also a good source of the flavonoid quercetin. The antioxidant acts like an antihistamine, relieves inflammation of the lungs and respiratory tract, fights allergies, for example hay fever.
The ribbed cabbage is full of vitamins, minerals and glucosinolates. These phytochemicals are responsible for the typical cabbage taste, but above all suppress their degradation products that form malignant cells in the body, which can cause cancer in the long term. Another positive effect: savoy cabbage cleanses your gastrointestinal tract.