Friday, March 27, 2009

Chest congestion gets help from the kitchen:

Sweetness of breath may be challenged, but eating a plate of curried, sautéed onions on rice can really loosen congestion in your chest. Two weeks ago I was really sick and a friend of mine turned me on to this recipe.

David Orlarsh, a naturopath in Plymouth, NH suggests that one lightly sautés two onions, sliced, and at least 1 teaspoon of curry powder in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil* until the onions are soft.

Onions contain quercetin and sulfur, two plant compounds that break up mucus and increase circulation. Curry also loosens phlegm. Orlarsh encourages, after eating lightly cooked or raw onions, nibbling on a sprig of parsley.

*While the antioxidant value of EVOO is widely known, in an upcoming post we'll be reviewing the terrific antioxidant values of the olive plant leaves .

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