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Pumpkin, sweet corn, water chestnuts Chinese soup recipe

Updated on March 29, 2016
Pumpkins
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Sweetcorn
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Water chestnuts
Water chestnuts | Source

- helps in controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels


Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin (below 1 kg)

2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn, thawed

10 water chestnuts

10 small cubes of rock sugar

8 - 10 bowls of water


Preparations:

· Skin pumpkin and cut into small cubes

· Peel water chestnuts and chop into fine pieces

· Wash ingredients and commence cooking

· Bring to a boil

· Reduce heat and simmer for one to two hours

Servings: 2 – 3 person


Remarks:

The Chinese have always believed that pumpkin aids in improving blood sugar level and cholesterol.

Having no saturated fat and cholesterol and with very low calories, the pumpkin is ideal for regular consumption. Researches in recent years have shown that the pumpkin does have the potential of aiding in insulin production in the blood.

For those who want to improve their blood sugar level, this soup must be taken regularly, at least twice a week for few months. It would be good if you can take it without any sugar at all.


Other healthy pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin, together with red beans and groundnuts, also make a delicious dessert soup.

For those who like seafood, they can try the Pumpkin seafood soup.


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