Congestion-Clearing Garlic and Lime Soup

Congestion-Clearing Garlic and Lime Soup
Congestion-Clearing Garlic and Lime Soup

Congestion-Clearing Garlic and Lime Soup

The superfood that kills congestion most effectively is garlic. Stover points to the allicin found in garlic as the basis for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Healthcare advocate Michelle Katz suggests pairing garlic with lime or other citrus fruit to help clear congestion.




Recipe courtesy of Michelle Katz.


  • 3 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


Let ingredients steep in a bowl of hot water. Drink broth.

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.