ISLAMABAD – Soup helps to restore the necessary water balance, which in turn helps keep our blood pressure (and salt content) under control.
The winter months can get real cold. Warm up with lentil soup, or any homemade soup. Nutrition and wellness are in your hands. Be sure to get your hands on a spoon for your homemade soup, and you will reap every benefit of ditching the can and making your soup yourself.
Amazing Benefits of Soup are as below:
They Are Fresher
Fresher is always better. You can use fresh and organic vegetables for your soup, whereas who knows when your canned soup was made. My guess is probably months ago. You can even add local ingredients from your garden into your homemade soup in the late spring, summer, or early autumn. Be 100% sure that your homemade soup will be fresher than any can at the grocery store. Most soups keep for three to five days, and you even have the option of freezing a batch or two.
They Can Reduce Risk of Cancer
If BPA cans help increase your risk for cancer, not consuming canned soups should surely help reduce your risk. Many ingredients found in soup can also help reduce your cancer risk. Ingredients such as garlic, onions, and cruciferous vegetables can all help reduce the risk of cancer. Soups with cabbage and kale contain glucosinolates, crambene, and indole-3-carbinol, which can potentially fight cancer, according to the American institute for Cancer Research. The allicin found in garlic can help stop the growth of cancer cells. The quercetin in onions has also been linked to preventing tumor growth and protecting colon cells from cancer-causing substances. The soy in miso soup can also help reduce your breast cancer risk.
They Have Nutrient-Rich Ingredients
You can be confident when you use organic ingredients that are free of pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, and other chemicals. Canned soups might not be organic. In the U.S., as much as 70% of conventional produce is considered to have some pesticide residue, according to the FDA. A Newcastle University study in the United Kingdom found that organic fruits and vegetables contain 40% higher levels of antioxidants than conventional produce. Antioxidants are also important to reduce many cancers and heart disease, which is another great reason you will benefit from homemade soup.
They Can Help You Lose Weight
Homemade soup is perfect for weight loss, especially if it has lentils. Lentils and vegetables contain an abundance of fiber, which will help you burn fat and increase your metabolism. The combination of water and vegetables in your homemade soup are also essential for digestion. Overall, your homemade soup is low in calories and fat, which certainly can benefit weight loss. Research has shown that soup consumption keeps you full at the end of your meal, which means you will eat less later on.
They Warm Your Body
Have you ever wondered why you crave more soups in the winter? The temperature is a major influence on our health, according to traditional healing systems. Ayurvedic medicine suggests that a core component of foods is the ability to cool or warm your body. Cooked vegetables, lentils, cumin, and the process of boiling are all associated with warming the body. This definitely explains your urge for homemade soup in the winter and autumn months.
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