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Benefits of Soup

As the cool fall weather begins to roll in, Soup is a healthy and delicious option to you may want to consider, especially to take advantage of those newly in-season fall vegetables. Soup has a whole wealth of health benefits, no matter the season. Stop by Little Red Hen Kitchen Store to check out their selection of soup mixes.

 Ingredients Abound

Soup is naturally a healthy option that can be prepared in a variety of ways; they can be made with vegetables, any kind of meat like beef or chicken, as well as legumes and rice. There are many different kinds of soups out there and the possibilities of what can be made in the soup are endless just as with any kind of cooking. 

The way soup is prepared by combining ingredients with stock or water helps preserve its nutritional value. It remains high in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Soup is full of flavors that you and your family will be sure to enjoy. The more flavor something has the better it tastes. Who wants to eat something bland and without any sort of flavor? 

They Provide Warmth 

Start your meal with soup to soften and warm your stomach. When you have a stomach ache, it can ease your pain. A common soup that is eaten when you have a nasty cold is Chicken Noodle Soup. This classic soup has many ingredients that will help fight off a cold. The chicken, carrots, onions, and celery all strengthen the immune system to allow it to help fight off viruses and recover faster. The chicken broth hydrates your mouth and clears your nasals. Lastly, the noodles make you feel full and satisfied. 

Rich in Fluids

Soups contain large amounts of water that refresh body cells and keeps your skin fresh. Water helps protect your joints and organs, and aids to prevent dehydration and urinary tract infections. A body that has adequate fluids will have better control over its temperature and not get overheated as much.

Full with healthy fibers

Some soups are high in fiber-filled foods such as vegetable soup and legumes. Eating these can help keep your digestive system healthy and prevent bloating and constipation. For example, Lentil soup contains 4-5 grams of fiber per cup and Vegetable soup contains 3-4 grams of fiber per cup.

Soups are healthy, delicious, and versatile meals that can warm up any table this fall season. Whether vegetarian or protein-based, this superfood in a bowl can keep you fit and protect your body no matter what the time of year. Little Red Hen Plant Nursery can tell you what delicious fall veggies are in season to the get the most nutrition out of your next bowl of soup. 

Posted by Sam Dickenson

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