High in protein, in addition to significant levels of iron and magnesium, this delicious red lentil soup , in particular, has been shown to have more nutritional benefits than other varieties which makes it perfect for maintaining excellent health and preventing diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer, among others, if you make one of your regular soups in your diet.

Be sure to follow this recipe for lentil soup, which is also delicious and curative due to the benefits of its ingredients. This red lentil soup is designed to be added to your menu of anti-inflammatory and preventive recipes for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. You want to know why? Keep reading to know all its properties and the step by step for its preparation.

The healing effects of turmeric

Turmeric is an ancient cure that has been resurfaced by medical research for natural treatments for inflammation, which is the cause of chronic diseases today. Turmeric, also known as curcumin (however, the latter is the potent component of the root), is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been shown to alleviate conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Cardiovascular diseases

Even if you don’t suffer from any of the above conditions, keep in mind that stress is a major factor in inflammation . Unless you are meditating in the Himalayan mountains, you are probably no stranger to stress. Maybe you are anxious about something right now.

Stress is a major factor with many diseases, and it stands to reason based on its contribution to inflammation. As long as we try to avoid anxiety and tension, life has its way of pushing it back into our faces. Turmeric is a natural and tasty approach to counteracting the adverse effects of stress.

Protective health benefits of apples

We’ve all been told to eat our fruits and vegetables, and “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” You may not know that certain studies have found apples to be very rich in antioxidants that positively affect diseases such as:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Bone health
  • Gastrointestinal protection
  • Weight control

Apples can be sour or sweet, but they are delicious either way. The apples in this lentil soup recipe complement the spices in this soup .

Lentils – a powerful source of nutrition

On the subject of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, lentils have a significant amount of both. A diet rich in lentils and legumes can relieve:

  • Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Colon cancer

Lentil and turmeric soup with coconut milk

For winter, summer or any season, if you want to give your body the best in nutrition and prevention against chronic diseases, here is the perfect recipe for a creamy lentil soup , with coconut milk and a sunny yellow of one of the most popular species. rich and powerful that exist: turmeric.


  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 2-3 cups of hot water
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Rinse the red lentils under cold water and drain.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a pot and sauté the onions until soft and golden.
  3. Add the apples and turmeric, and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the lentils and 2 cups of water. Bring the pot to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, covered.
  5. Add the spices and coconut milk, and mix well.
  6. Cook over low heat until the lentils are soft. Add another cup of water if you prefer a softer consistency.

For the best flavor, simmer for at least two hours. Serve hot, garnish with coconut shavings or pumpkin seeds and parsley if that’s your choice.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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