It’s hard not to love the combination of winter and soup. Who doesn’t love cozying up by the fire after a long day in the cold with a delicious bowl full of nutritious ingredients?
But soup doesn’t just provide comfort on chilly days. Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits we can gain from just one bowl of soup.
Your Immune System Will Thank You
Whether you are sick or are trying to prevent yourself from catching a cold, soup is a great option. Many common soup ingredients are immune boosters. Classic chicken noodle soup, for instance, typically contains garlic, celery, and carrots, providing you with a triple dose of disease-fighting nutrients.
Boost Your Veggie Intake
Do your kids not like tomatoes? Sweet potatoes? Peas? Carrots? Each of these vegetables can be made into a delicious, warm bowl of soup. Even the child that leaves all of their broccoli on their plate can’t resist a hearty bowl of broccoli cheddar soup. The delicious flavors of soups help improve the taste and texture of vegetables that many kids struggle to eat alone.
Over the holidays, we all look for ways we can save up for gifts from Santa. Staying in and making a delicious soup for the whole family is a great way to make a filling meal while not hurting your wallet. Another added benefit is that you can freeze any leftover soup and use it for another meal.
During wintertime, it is more challenging to keep up with your daily water intake. When it’s cold out, having a nice, cold glass of water doesn’t seem as appealing as during Texas’ triple-digit summers. Eating soup helps make up for any decreases in your water consumption—just try to avoid an overload of sodium.
The versatility that soup can bring to the table is endless. The reason that soups are loved worldwide is because they can be adapted to just about anyone’s taste buds. You can add almost any ingredient you want and enjoy flavoring packed with a delicious combination of herbs, veggies, and spices.
For more health tips, visit our Hospitality Health ER blog, where we’ve recently covered 5 Foods That Boost the Immune System and 2 Quick and Easy Vegetable Recipes. For notifications on new posts and what’s new at HHER, follow along with us on Facebook.