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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Soup

1) Mega Benefits For Your Health & Well-Being

Healthy Soup

Souping is the new juicing, and vegan soups have rocketed in popularity due to their fabulous taste, low calories, massive mental and physical health benefits, and their powerhouse of healthy nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

All of which are housed in vegetable fruits, leafy vegetables, tubers and legumes.

2) Helps Fight Against Diseases & Health Issues

Soup helps Against Diseases

As Harvard Health shows, a diet rich in vegetables [including vegetable soup], can promote cardiac functioning, decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke, lower blood pressure, stave off digestive issues, prevent certain cancers, boost eye health, and stop the sugar spikes which rev up our hunger pangs.

3) Vegan Soup Can Boost Your Mood & Well-Being

Boost your Mood

Several scientific studies have shown that micronutrient-rich vegetables are linked to better mental health, and that soup can make us feel better for longer.

So whether we're feeling down, wanting to shed a bit of weight, or trying to bounce back from some kind of bug, there's zero doubt that vegetable-rich soup can sooth and balance our bodies.

4) Vegan Soup is Unbelievably Versatile

Versatile Soup

There is a limitless variety of vegan soups.

So whether you feel in the mood for a vegetable broth-based light soup; or a creamy, chunky veggie-rich rustic offering, you are guaranteed that both will satisfy your soul.

And in addition to this, beneficial herbs and exotic spices, set the scene to ensure that your menu is super tasty.

5) Vegan Soup is a Great Way to Hydrate

Vegan Soup Helps to Hydrate your Body

It's easy to become dehydrated via our daily activities, the weather, our diet, excessive sweating, increased urination, diarrhea, and vomiting.

But if we have a wonderful vegetable soup every day, this mega-rich source of fluids will not only hydrate us, it will also empower us with a first-class source of electrolytes (important minerals that carry an electric charge).

6) Vegan Soup Keeps You Feeling Fuller For Longer

Vegan soup infused with multiple vegetables can miraculously keep our hunger in check, and allow us to lose weight without us feeling deprived. One study proved that compared to eating solid food, (e.g. cheese or crackers); when we consume calories by way of a soup, we feel fuller for longer.

And, there's even more good news. - Generally speaking, if we have soup before our main course, we tend to consume less of our main meal.

In fact, the journal, Appetite, published research indicating that when we eat a low-calorie soup prior to lunch, (around 170 calories for men, and 130 calories for women), overall, we rank up 20% fewer calories.

7) Vegan Soup is Excellent For Your Digestion

Easily digestible food is one of the golden keys to optimum health, and vegetable soup fits the criteria.

When the vegetables are cooked, the components are broken down in a way that is super easy for the body to assimilate.

Further, the fiber in the vegetables not only guarantees an easy digestion, it also works to balance our blood sugar levels.

8) Vegan Soup Can Help Strengthen Your Immune System

Carrots, onions, celery, and a whole host of other valuable veggies, are known to bolster our body's immune system while simultaneously supplying us with essential vitamins and minerals.

9) Vegan Soup is Bumper-Packed With Antioxidants

Vegetable Soup

The vegetables which are utilized in vegan soup, boast a higher level of antioxidants compared to their non-vegetable counterparts.

These natural antioxidants work to protect and shield our bodies from the never-ending onslaught of free radicals which come to us from all directions.

This not only empowers our bodies to be more resilient, it also promotes anti-aging.

10) Soups Can Play a Role in Strengthening Your Bones

Vegetables are jam-packed with an easily assimilated natural source of Vitamin D and Calcium - two components that are essential for the maintenance of healthy bones.

Substantial research has indicated that we can lower our risk if developing osteoporosis when we make vegan souping a regular part of our diet.  What could be better?

 

 

Sources

Harvard Health (2022). "Vegetables and Fruits." The Nutrition Source.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/

Fernández-López J, Botella-Martínez C, Navarro-Rodríguez de Vera C, et al. Vegetable Soups and Creams: Raw Materials, Processing, Health Benefits, and Innovation Trends. Plants (Basel). 2020;9(12):1769. Published 2020 Dec 14.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7764940/

Brookie KL, Best GI, Conner TS. Intake of Raw Fruits and Vegetables Is Associated With Better Mental Health Than Intake of Processed Fruits and Vegetables. Front Psychol. 2018;9:487.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5902672/

Flood JE, Rolls BJ. Soup preloads in a variety of forms reduce meal energy intake. Appetite. 2007;49(3):626-634.
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