Soups and Their Health Benefits
By admin 26-November-2017
Warm, lovely, has a smooth taste and easy to digest! We’re talking about soup, in its different types and tastes. Soups are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your body needs. Here are a few benefits:
1. Warm and smooth:
Start your meal with soup to soften and warm your stomach.
2. High source of fluids:
Soup contains a high quantity of water that nourishes your body cells and keeps your skin fresh.
3. Healthy and nutritious:
Soup is a natural and healthy option that can be prepared in various ways; with vegetables, meat, chicken or even legumes and rice.
4. Soup preserves its nutritional value:
The way soup is prepared helps preserve the nutritional value in the broth even after cooking, making it high in vitamins, minerals and proteins.
5. Full with healthy fibres:
Some soups, high in fiber such as vegetable soup and legumes, help keep your digestive system healthy and prevent bloating and constipation.
- Lentil soup contains 4-5 grams of fiber per serving (cup)
- Vegetable soup contains 3-4 grams of fiber per serving (cup)
6. Rich in taste:
Your family can happily enjoy a variety of flavourful soups.
7. A feeling of fullness:
Soups give a sense of satiety and as a result help people eat less.
• Examples of healthy soups:
1- Check out this Lentil Soup : Rich in protein and iron
2- Check out this Beetroot Soup : Rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins
3- Check out this Rice & Tomato Soup : Rich in vegetables and starches
4- Check out this Oat Soup : Rich in fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium