21 Jan 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Soup
From the classic creamy tomato soup to an Asian inspired, lemongrass-infused, Tom yum soup. Soups are overflowing with nutrients, so it’s no surprise that they have an incredible number of health benefits. They really are the ULTIMATE healthy meal. Here are our top 10 reasons why you should eat more soup!
1.Boost your mood
Whether you’re trying to cure a horrible winter bug or simply lose a couple of pounds, there’s no denying that soups rich in vegetables can help boost your mood. A recent study shows that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can have a positive effect on your overall well-being.
2. Quick and easy
One of the best benefits of making a big batch of soup on a lazy Sunday is that you will always have a quick go-to meal during your busy work week. Just throw it in the microwave and you’re good to go. A healthy and convenient meal!
3. Save money
Making a nutritious and hearty meal doesn’t have to be expensive. All you need is some fresh vegetables, stock, and a blender. Simply heat everything up and throw everything into a blender and you’re all set!
4. Tastes great!
Sweet potato groundnut soup? Red Thai curry noodle soup? Soup doesn’t have to be bland! No one wants to eat something that doesn’t taste good. It’s pretty easy to make soups that are packed full of flavour and excitement.
5. Keeps you hydrated
The winter months can be long, cold and dark. You’re not exactly working up a sweat during that time of the year – so you may not feel particularly thirsty. Soup has exceptionally high water content. Which means no more drinking litres and litres of just water to stay hydrated!
6. Keeps your fitness goals on track
Soups are a perfect way to get all the nutrients your body requires without all the unnecessary calories. Especially if you’re trying your best to keep fit. Curious to know what soups you can make during your health kick? Check out these healthy soup recipes!
7. Make you feel full for longer
Drinking plenty of water will typically make you feel full for longer. However, soup will be retained in the stomach for longer while your stomach digests all the rich nutrients. One study even suggests that, when calories are given in the form of a soup, compared to solid food, people felt fuller for longer.
8. Great for the environment
Soups are a one-pot wonder. Which means they can help with reducing your carbon footprint. A typical meal will have multiple kitchen appliances – such as your oven and multiple burners on your stove. So cooking soup can also help with reducing your energy bills! Win-win.
9. Extremely healthy
As mentioned previously, soups can be a perfect way to get all the nutrients your body requires without all the unnecessary calories. If you find chewing through a variety of vegetables a bit of a challenge, soup is an incredible way of getting in your five-a-day. Two or three types of vegetables blitzed into your soup will provide plenty of minerals, fibre and antioxidants.
10. Incredibly versatile
JR Holland are a food service company based in the North East. We are wholesale fruit & vegetable suppliers and provide national chilled distribution.