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A delicious and blood-nourishing Chinese soup

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

For today’s dinner, my family had an extremely tasty yet nourishing Chinese soup – the black bean soup. We love it. And the wonderful thing is that the soup is extremely simple to prepare.

Here’s what you need to make this Chinese-styled Black Bean Soup:

  • black beans – 150g (for a thicker soup, add more beans)

  • red dates – 5 pieces
  • wolfberries – 1 tablespoon
  • lean meat – 150g
  • water – 3 litres

And here’s how to prepare the soup:

  • soak the black beans overnight to soften them, so that they are more easily cooked

  • bring the water to a boil in a stainless steel pot or claypot
  • once the water boils, reduced the fire on the stove to a small flame
  • pour the black beans, red dates, wolfberries and lean meat into the boiling water, and allow it to simmer for 1 to 2 hours.

      And finally, more reasons to try out this soup:

      • benefits of black beans: low in fat, high in proteins, fibre and complex carbohydrates; nourishes the blood; improves sleep; improves eyesight; can help with night sweating, ringing in the ears and backaches; lowers cholesterol; keep blood sugar levels steady; rich in antioxidants, vitamin B6, folate and magnesium

      • benefits of red dates: nourishes the blood; improves sleep; replenishes Qi; strengthens the digestive system; helps reduce toxins from the body; is alkalizing; rich in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins
      • benefits of wolfberries improves eyesight; rich in antioxidants and has anti-aging and anti-cancer effects; promote healthy-looking skin

      Give the soup a try, and let me know if you like it. : )

      References
      1. Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.
      2. http://www.euyansang.com.sg/7-things-you-should-know-about-chinese-wolfberries/eysfood3.html


      Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.



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