There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup to get you through the Winter months. Below are some reasons that soup can be such a great choice:
It can be hard to drink as many liquids as you should in the colder months since you aren’t usually hot and sweaty, but it’s still important as you still lose fluids throughout the day. Soup can help keep you hydrated since it’s made mostly of water.
• Huge Variety of Nutrients
The broth of soup itself is usually an amazing concoction of whole foods, sometimes even enriched further with things like bone broth. Rather than chewing your way through your daily servings of vegetables, soup can make it easy to get in several servings of veggies without even knowing it.
You can add in combos of veggies and proteins of almost any kind. Have carrots and celery in the fridge that need to be used? Chop them up and add them to the soup! No chicken on hand? Add a can of garbanzo beans for some protein and fiber. Possibilities are endless.
• Warming and Satisfying
Let’s face it, soup is just what you need if you’ve been working outside or it’s a cold and dreary day. It warms you up from the inside out. Add some whole grain bread on the side and all of a sudden everything is better.