3 Health Benefits of Eating Soups

The Healthy Benefits of Eating Soups

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Small, But Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas

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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’s she’s sharing her favorite gift ideas that are budget-friendly, but full of heart. Make sure to welcome her and thank her for this useful blog post by leaving comments below and sharing this post with others.

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Expressing your love and gratitude with a gift doesn’t have to mean spending a ton of money. Such feelings aren’t measured in bucks, but the thought you put into finding the right gifts. Interestingly, when most people think of meaningful gifts, they don’t usually think of anything expensive or luxurious, but rather something that can truly show how much attention you actually pay to your loved ones. And, on most occasions, these meaningful gifts prove to be really affordable. So, if you’re looking to surprise someone with a gift that holds all your feelings of love and gratitude without spending an arm and a leg, check out the following suggestions.

Good old bookFlying Books Girl Bed

If you’re getting a gift for a book lover who even has their own reading nook, obviously, a book seems like a perfect choice. Most people miss the feeling and smell of the books in this technologically-advanced society. Therefore, get them a book that may be their favorite or genre that they enjoy the most. You can actually bind it yourself with some unique DIY and add a truly beautiful inscription.

DIY craftsZen Rocks Peace

There’s nothing more meaningful than gifting someone with a piece of your own self. You can achieve this with the help of your crafty and artistic hands. If you’re good with a brush, you can paint or draw a portrait of the person you’re giving it to in a way that would properly show how lovely and gorgeous they appear in your eyes. On the other hand, if they have specific tastes, you can knit them a hat or a scarf, or make a small terrarium Zen garden just for them.

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The person you’re buying a gift for definitely has something in the popular culture that they’re really into. It might be a TV show, movie series, music band, anime, comic, or a computer game. With the power of the Internet, you can find the most beautiful pictures featuring something of their particular interest and have it made into a poster. Such effective wall décor will positively make them happy and touched.

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There are many ways that you can show your appreciation to someone, but when it comes to gifts, one sure way is to actually take the time to make personalized keepsakes. A scrapbook, photo calendar, customized coffee mug, etc. all can serve as a great canvas for you to add photos and quotes that best show your joint experiences, and a deeper meaning behind your relationship.

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Getting a present for a true gourmet shouldn’t be difficult around Christmastime, but if you want to spice it up with an extra dose of meaningfulness, why not make their gift yourself? Of course, be realistic about your own cooking skills. But if you know your way around a kitchen, gifting them with a bottle of mulled wine with filled rich aroma and taste or homemade cookies, chocolate, or cake might be a really good idea.

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Opting for this gift idea depends on the type of relationship you have with the person you’re giving the present to, but it can be adjusted in many different ways. For example, matching custom silicone wristbands with a meaningful message can only deepen your relationship. Matching hats, scarves, sweaters, rings, socks, and anything else that you can think of holds important meaning for the two of you when matchy-matchy can truly bring more joy and happiness for many days to come. Maybe the best matchy thing this season is the matching onesies– super fun and extremely cute.

Do you have your own unique gift ideas that fit into the small, but meaningful theme?

All in all, don’t be reluctant to consult your own feelings and bonds that you share with someone. That way you’ll only find it easier, more fulfilling, and enjoyable to search for – or make – something that will connect the two of you on an even deeper level.

Make sure to share this helpful blog post with other last minute gift-givers!

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