Ward Off Colds With These Soups for COPD
During the fall and winter months, the very last thing you need when you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is another cold or flu that could progress to pneumonia, a dangerous complication of COPD, and a stay in the hospital.
There are many ways to boost the immune system, and eating soup is one of the most overlooked methods. Making one pot of soup for the entire week is definitely something you or your caregiver can handle.
Really, all that is required is slicing up some vegetables and throwing them into to the soup pot with some meat. The soup cooks itself on your burner, and often, it doesn't even need much stirring.
One pot of soup is more than enough medicinal goodness for you for the entire week. But what types of soups should you consider? Here are a few recipes for soups for COPD to help get you started.
Homemade Tomato Soup
- 5 pounds tomatoes
- 4 ribs celery, sliced
- 1⁄2 yellow onion, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 quarts water
- Wash, core and slice tomatoes.
- Saute the celery and onion in a medium sized pan with olive oil until the onion is translucent.
- In a large soup pot, add the tomatoes, sauteed veggies and herbs.
- Add the water and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook on low heat, covered, for one hour.