Soup is a quick meal which is very easy to make. Soup offers a plenty of health benefits. You can add a good variety of ingredients to the soup before leaving for school or work. You can have soup in the morning as well as in the evening. You can add different ingredients and experiment different things daily.
You can add food items that are fresh, low-fat and minimum salts.
According to the American heart association, they recommend that an adult must consume eight or more servings of vegetables and fruits in a day. So, the soup can help in taking some amount of it. Almost any vegetable can be added to the soup like carrot, broccoli, tomato, potato, and creamy squash. You can also add flavors to the soup. To increase the serving size you can increase the number of vegetables in it.
You can also go for non-vegetarian soup by adding low-fat meat to the soup. You can add grilled chicken breast or white fish which are low in carbohydrates and fats. In 100gm of chicken breast, there is almost 3gm of fats and 0gm of carbs and around 29 gm of protein. So, by this, you can have a low-fat low carb and protein-rich soup which can be very helpful for you if you want to build muscles and you are on low carb diet. You can also add beans to the soup which are high in fiber. Cream soups supply Vitamin D and calcium.
If you want to lower the fat content of the soup without sacrificing flavor, chill it and skim off the fat before reheating. To reduce more fat content from the soup you can use pureed white beans instead of adding milk to the soup. Pureed white beans can help in thicken the soup. It will do the same work as can be done by the milk. You can add lean meat or chicken to the soup to further reduce the fat content.
The soup contains a lot of water which helps in filling up the tummy with a lower number of calories. If you are on a caloric deficit diet then the soup is the best option for you, it can give you as many macronutrients as it can and fill your tummy with very few calories. So, soup is the best option for the ones who want to lose weight.
Simple to freeze and reheat:
You can easily transform the soup from oven to the freezer and back to the oven again. You can make you soup in the morning and can use that soup in the evening as well. So, this is not more than a blessing in disguise.
Reduces pain and aches:
Chicken soup cannot help in throwing out the illness away, but there are some reasons that it is known as a home remedy during flu and cold season. First of all, it will make warm a little bit. According to some clinic, it is observed that chicken soup work as an anti-inflammatory and can clear up mucus too.
So, these are the some of the benefits of soup.