Soup. It brings back memories of a pot simmering on the back of the stove on a cold winter day. Soup warms us, physically and emotionally. It brings us comfort inside and out.
In addition to instilling a feeling of well-being, nutritionists and researchers also say that soup is really good for us... especially when it's made with old-fashioned ingredients like stock and lots of vegetables. (And we all know that we're supposed to eat more vegetables!)
Soup also provides a "big bang for the buck." Because of its high water content, soup has "low energy density" which means that each gram contains fewer calories than many other foods. For that reason, researchers have determined that soup may also contribute to weight loss.
One potential soup negative: the high salt content in purchased soups, even when they're they're "low-sodium." The best bet: make your own.
To get you started, here's the Best Ever Chicken Dinner and Soup recipe from the Damon house. Contributes to four (4) nutritious meals for 2 people.
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I live on good soup, not on fine words.