Can anything comfort you as well as a hot bowl of soup can? No matter how sick you are or how bad your breakup was, good soup always manages to heal you from the inside. We all have our personal favorites ranging from good old chicken soup to the more exotic Tom Yum, but one thing we can all agree on, is that soup is life. If you need more reason to eat soup, here are a few reasons to make you crave some more.
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1. They’re Dead Easy To Make
Once you’ve got a basic stock recipe down, making soup is probably the easiest thing in the world. Even if you’ve been using packet versions all your life, just try making a soup from scratch once and you’ll see how simple it can really be. Chuck all your leftover produce from the vegetable tray into a large pot with some stock and let it simmer
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2. It’s Easy To Load Up On Vegetables
Rustic soups are your ultimate hack for making sure you get enough vegetables in a day. Preparing each vegetable individually is labor-intensive and who has the time for that? Instead, throw a heaping of vegetables into your stockpot and your nutritional requirements for the day are all set.
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3. Your Kids Will Love Them Too
If there’s one thing most kids have in common, it’s that they hate vegetables. Soups are a great way to disguise nutrition and have your kids unknowingly slurp up all the veggie goodness in them. Soups are also a lot quicker to
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4. It Retains Nutrients
Many of the vitamins and minerals stored in vegetables get lost due to various cooking processes. Soups on the other hand, lock in all the nutrition because the water isn’t thrown away. That way, you can be sure that you’re getting the full health benefits of whatever vegetable you’ve decided to use. Make sure to finish every drop in the bowl as every bit of it is loaded with nutrition.
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5. They’re Low Fat
Soups are your best friend if you’re struggling to shed a few extra pounds. Virtually non-fat, soups are incredibly healthy and will help you stick to your diet in the most delicious way. Cooking
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6. They’re High In Fiber
Soups are loaded with fiber which our bodies desperately need. They’re composed almost entirely of vegetables which contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. Fiber helps our body excrete waste, preventing any toxic buildup in your bowels. If you’ve been struggling with constipation or you simply want to ensure you’re getting enough fiber, soups are an excellent choice.
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7. Clears Your Airways
Mom’s go-to remedy for any illness ranging from the common cold to a much more severe flu was a steaming bowl of soup and
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8. Keeps You Satiated
A big bowl of hearty soup is high in nutrition but low in calories. The high water and fiber content in soup can keep you feeling fuller for longer, and thus makes you less likely to snack on unhealthy foods later. Soups are also fully customizable so anyone can prepare one to suit their tastes. This makes it more likely for a person to stick to drinking soup instead of submitting to junk food cravings.