Having a healthy diet is super important. You cannot live a healthy life without having the right vitamins, minerals and having a balanced diet full of all the nutrients you need. Many of us rely on fast food and quick snacks because of hectic lifestyles and working patterns. We are under the illusion that to be healthy, we need to have time and money, but this is not the case at all. Having a healthy diet can be just as easy as those ready meals and frozen packets.
Soup is a healthy, balanced meal that you should add to your weekly dieting habits. There are many health benefits of soup and this blog will explain some of them and encourage you to start eating them regularly.
We all know how cold it gets within Winter time and during the cold seasons. The snow, wind and rain makes us all want to hibernate until the sun comes back out in Spring! Soup is such a great way to keep your and your family warm on a cold day. In the old days, there was no central heating, just jumpers and lovely soup – so yes, we should listen to out Grandma when she tells us to eat plenty of it!
Healthy soups also helps build up your immunity. Foods cooked on a low heat preserves the nutritional value of them. Try not to cook the soup ingredients for too long, and boiling ingredients destroy the vitamins found in vegetables. Heat your ingredients just enough to make them blend-able and then re-heat slowly once it is smooth. Good immune boosting ingredients are cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, fresh ginger and garlic, onion, seaweed, and many more!
You may always be encouraged to eat soup when you are not well. Soup is the ultimate ‘get well food’. Home made chicken and noodle soup is very good for you because it is easy to digest and works on building you back up by loosening all the trapped mucus and breaks up congestion. It’s also really easy to make.
Want to lose some weight? Yes, you did guess it. Soup is great for that too. Many people already use soups to keep in shape. It has been proven that those who eat one serving of soup per day tend to lose more weight than those who eat normal food with the same amount of calories. Soup is puree/water based, and is also very filling, so you’ll be less likely to want to snack afterwards. Home made soup is the best type because you can avoid chemicals and preservatives.
Liquid foods help you detox and clear out your body, therefore soup is a great way to detoxify yourself. Cleansing herbal ingredients will help to support the liver in detoxifying, increase your blood circulation, reduce inflammation and replenish your body with essential and vital minerals.
Soups are very easy to make. There are many people who already know the great benefits. If you have enjoyed this article and know any other benefits, please comment and let us know! You can also submit soup recipes to this website if you have any good ones.