There’s a reason soup is so popular during the colder months. Not only are soups a great way to warm up your body, but they are packed with nutritious health benefits. If you’re looking for ways to boost your health and wellness with the new year around the corner, consider adding more soup to your diet on a regular basis.
Studies show that people who consume more soup generally tend to have a healthier diet overall. Soup eaters are shown to have higher amounts of fiber, vitamin A, magnesium, iron and potassium in their bodies than non-soup eaters. Also, soup eaters are shown to get more servings of vegetables and legumes.
Is Soup a Skinny Food? Yes!
Want to shed some weight? Eat more soup! Enjoying a cup of soup before you eat a meal is a great way of saving yourself extra calories. Soup is a perfect solution to tame cravings and keep you from overeating when the main dish arrives. It is also associated with curbing your appetite throughout the day. A hearty bowl of soup is a great way to keep you from overeating, snacking or eating high-calorie processed foods.
Eating soup also allows you to have larger portions without the high amounts of calories that go with it. Consuming soup regularly is shown to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
While soup is high in salt, it is also high in potassium, which most people are deficient in. Getting more potassium in your diet helps keep your blood pressure levels in check.
Why Chicken Noodle Soup is So Good for You
Many people wonder why chicken noodle soup is so healthy and has been relied on for centuries to alleviate common cold and flu symptoms. Chicken noodle soup is an excellent way for your body to stay hydrated during the winter months and helps when you feel less inclined to consume large amounts of water on a cold day or when you’re feeling sick and your body needs additional fluids.
The chicken in chicken noodle soup also contributes to the dish’s health benefits. Chicken is high in tryptophan which helps your body get the sleep it needs by producing higher amounts of serotonin, elevating your mood and making it easier for you to get rest. The carbohydrates in the noodles help you feel full and satisfied, which is excellent when feeling sluggish or tired. The vegetables in chicken noodle soup are also important for boosting your immune system to help you prevent illnesses or fight off infection and viruses should you already be feeling ill.
Although it may not be something you think about often, the steam in soup helps open up your airways making it easier to breathe and has an anti-inflammatory effect overall.
If you haven’t prioritized eating soup in your diet before, hopefully after reading about all the health and wellness benefits it offers you’ll order a cup or a bowl of soup the next time you’re dining out at Mokas Cafe.
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