Hello, all! I’m very excited to announce that we have a guest blog post today from Roxana Oliver, pet-loving traveler, environmentalist, and occasional blogger from Sydney, Australia. Today she’s sharing why soup is not only tasty to eat, but is also very good for you. Make sure to welcome her and thank her for this useful blog post by leaving comments below and sharing this post with others.
Soup, stew, chowder, broth, bisque… There are many names for this liquid wonder we so often gladly indulge in. In many countries around the globe, eating soup is an integral part of the meal– sometimes even the whole meal– and is often believed to be a remedy for common colds.
However, eating soup on a regular basis doesn’t just protect you from a runny nose; there are various health benefits of this tasty meal. So, clear or thick, eating soups is beneficial for your well-being and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to note these 3 major health benefits of soups.
It Can Help You Lose Weight
For anyone looking for a healthy and safe way to lose some weight, eating soup on a daily basis can significantly improve the chances of doing so. Not only this, but soups are also linked to lower obesity risks, as they are a helpful aid in controlling one’s body weight.
So, what’s the correlation between soups and weight loss? Well, it’s quite simple actually. These liquid meals are known to contain a small number of calories, while simultaneously being very satiating. This means that eating soups will help you feel full without consuming a lot of food. Of course, this only applies to low-calorie soups, as well as soups with a high nutritional value. In order to lose weight, it’s important to choose soups with a variety of different ingredients, so your body won’t be deprived of essential nutrients and compounds required for a fully functional organism.
It Boosts Your Immune System
Homemade chicken soup is globally recognized as the number# 1 remedy for fighting a cold. You probably remember when you were younger how your mother or grandmother pestered you to eat hot soup so you’d recover properly. And it seems as if they weren’t wrong after all. While there isn’t much strong evidence regarding the soup vs. common cold topic, many studies have confirmed that eating hot soup when sick can greatly alleviate the symptoms of the cold, ease your sore throat, clear nasal passages, as well as refresh and warm you up. It’s noted that soups filled with healthy veggies and meat have high nutritional value, as well as mild anti-inflammatory effects.
It’s Good for Digestion
Lastly, it’s important to be aware of how soup aids the digestive system and helps deal with different gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. Soup and stock are widely recognized for their soothing and healing properties for the digestive tract. Warm soup is usually recommended for those suffering with constipation and is often used as a warming digestion detox because of its cleansing properties.
Other than this, eating soup on a regular basis is essential when it comes to treating all sorts of gastrointestinal diseases such as leaky gut syndrome, but is known to be equally beneficial for celiac disease symptoms. This genetic autoimmune disorder damages the small intestine, making it difficult for the nutrients to become absorbed. According to the Beyond Celiac website, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease. While there are different ways to diagnose and treat this disease, one of the steps towards preventing it is to help your gut by eating soup on a regular basis.
Not only is soup the perfect winter warming food, but it can actually be quite delicious when consumed cold as well. Along with being quite tasty, it has some amazing health properties, making it the perfect choice for your next meal. So, if you’re looking for something healthy, easy to make, but at the same time tasty and affordable, then soup is the way to go.
Are you a fan of soup? What’s your favorite kind and why?