Chicken soup for swines
A recipe for little flu ridden bodies.
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To help with the swine flu, Rose Cohen simmered up a pot of nature’s miracle healers.

3 turnips – full of vitamin C
3 leeks – source of vitamin B6 to strengthen the immune system
Half a bunch of celery – with phytochemicals that enhance white blood cell activity
4 potatoes – the potassium boosts electrolytes and prevents dehydration
A can of whole peeled tomatoes – for a strong antioxidant called lycopene
A whole head of garlic – the sulphur-containing allicin fights colds and flu
6 carrots –high concentrations of vitamin A boost immunity
One onion – contains quercetin, a powerful anti-inflammatory
6 cabbage leaves – for a double dose of vitamin C and phytochemicals
3 teaspoons of Marmite – packed with B vitamins to help repair the body
Olive oil – more anti-inflammatory properties
2 litres of water – to keep up those fluids
Leftover cooked chicken – contains an amino acid which thins mucous
Salt and pepper – just because

Simmer until soft, blend and top with crispy bacon bits.

Fact: You can’t get swine flu from pork products.

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