January is the perfect month for adding soup to your diet plan. Yes, even in Florida, we experience cool temperatures that make us crave a steamy cup of soup. The tasty combinations and health benefits of soups, stews, and broths are limitless. In honor of National Soup Month, the team at Weight Success Centers, LLC is celebrating and highlighting soup’s nutritional, comforting, and healing benefits.
3 Reasons Floridians Should Enjoy Scrumptious Soup
1. Soup provides much more than warmth on a cold day. Ladling up a bowl of hot soup can provide immune-boosting benefits. Any mother knows chicken soup relieves symptoms of the common cold. The steamy broth, chicken, carrots, onions, and other savory ingredients supply protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories to reduce nasal inflammation, open airways, and relieve congestion.
2. Most stews and soups start with a “broth” of juices or liquids derived from boiling and simmering vegetables, seasonings, spices, or meats. What comes next is up to you. Depending on the ingredients you choose, a hearty bowl of soup or stew can be customized. You can tweak classic recipes or concoct your own soups to support good health and ignite your tastebuds.
3. Soup can heal an array of ailments. Stir in leafy greens, minced garlic, or citrus juices with Vitamin C to fight infections. Sprinkle on turmeric to create a naturally detoxifying soup. Toss in chunks of sweet potatoes or carrots to create a rejuvenating blend loaded with Vitamin A for skin health. In addition to broth-based soups, a creamy soup made with milk or cheese could help provide protein, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A, B12, and other essential nutrients.
Health Benefits of Homemade Vegetarian Soups
The addition of plant-based ingredients can increase your soup’s nutritional content to include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients. Studies show that plant-based diets can help lower risks associated with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and other conditions.
Florida physicians at Weight Success Centers are constantly touting the healthy benefits of superfoods and explaining the healing power of medicinal plants used by cultures around the world.
By making homemade soup, you can add in specific plants and herbs to address your unique needs. We keenly understand that each person has different health conditions and dietary needs. Contact the experts and physicians at Weight Success Centers for individualized diet plans and support.
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