Hot Soups for Cool Winters!

Winters are here once again when everyone cuddles for finding warmth in everything. The hands crave for gloves; the feet want to remain nestled inside the cosy socks; the head demands a scarf and so on! In a nutshell, from top to bottom, we are overloaded with woolen stuff.

That's the change from the perspective of our attire. Well, there occurs a change in our cuisine as well. When it comes to beverages, instead of looking for lemonade or shakes, we go for hot, healthy, and delicious soups. Hence, we bring you some recipes for healthy, homemade, vegetarian soups.

It is important to note here that these days many packed and ready-to-make soups are in trend. However, often these packed powder soups turn out to be a storehouse of high sodium. This makes the basic concept of 'soup- a healthy food' go in vain. It is because high sodium intake can cause high blood pressure, stroke or heart diseases.

So, let's learn some easy recipes of nutrient-dense soups and relish them with their health benefits. Before getting into individual benefits of different soups, let's take a quick glance on the general benefits of soups.
 

Soups' Health Benefits

  1. Soups help us 'maintain weight': In tendency, we have a tendency to stuff ourselves. Due to this, there are greater chances of putting on weight. But soups may work for us as the 'carrot and stick' technique, helping us in maintaining our weight. A research was published in the British Journal of Nutrition. It stated that people who take soup are likely to weigh less than those who don't. Their findings were based on the survey done by the National Health and Nutrition Examination on 20,000 people. The intake of soups satiates our hunger by acting as a low calorie-high nutrient diet. Another research says that soups taken as an appetizer can result in 20% decrease in calorie consumption from the meal taken after soup. Pennsylvania State University researched the effect of soup intake on children. They also come up with the similar findings which said that fewer calories are consumed when we include soups in our diet chart.

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To know the complete benefits of soups and learn the art of making nutritious soups, read the full article in Jan'16 of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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