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1. Increase Your Water Intake

Drinking water with meals can slow digestion, but eating meals that incorporate more water content does not have the same effect. Eating high water content is the ideal way to consume fluids at meal time. In addition to this, it will also help you consume more water on a daily basis.

2. Lots of Variety

You will never get bored with the same old soup, because there are so many kinds you can make. Chicken soups, beef stews, all kinds of borscht, potato soups, squash soups (butternut, kuri, pumpkin, etc.), creamy soups, vegetable soups, curry soups, lentil soups, minestrone soups; I could go on forever.

 

3. Home Made Soups are More Tasty Than Pre-packaged

Home made soups use fresh ingredients which makes them a lot more appealing to your taste buds. You can also add extra ingredients to make it just to your liking. The best part of all? You don’t have to worry about fillers such as wheat flour and MSG in home made soup.

4. Bone Broth is Rich in Nutrients

If you make soups out of good quality bones, the broth will be rich and packed with protein and healthy fats. Soups are an awesome option for people who don’t enjoy drinking bone broth straight.

5. Increase Your Vegetable Intake

I take making soup as a challenge to put as many vegetables as possible (and clean out some of the questionable items in my fridge at the same time). I usually add more vegetables than recipes call for to use up whatever is around and also because sometimes the recipe doesn’t call for a vegetable I want to include.

6. It’s Convenient

I usually make a pot at the start of the week, then take it for lunches at work or eat it for dinner on days I am too lazy to cook. It is super easy to just transfer some soup out of the fridge into a container to take to work with you instead of throwing together something more complicated.

7. Soup for Breakfast is Awesome!

Soup is an easy thing to eat for breakfast if you already have a pot sitting in your fridge. It is also a great way to start the day because it is packed with vitamins and minerals!

8. Use Up Those VegetablesI really hate throwing out food, and sadly sometimes I forget about things in the back of my fridge. Vegetables that are on their way out (wilted but not yet rotten) are a great addition to soups.

 

9. Soup is deliciousObviously.
10. Eating soup incorporates beneficial spices into your diet.Soup that includes red wine will have some of the benefits of red wine (resveratrol) in it. Soups that include turmeric will have anti-inflammatory properties. Soups that contain oregano will help you fight off colds, amongst a billion other things.

Further considerations:
  • make sure you are using healthy cooking pots, preferably stainless steel. Cast iron, ceramic, and glass are also good choices. Aluminum, copper, and non-stick pots/pans are unhealthy to cook with.
  • using the highest quality ingredients for your soup will give it the richest flavor and highest nutritional value
  • always ensure any bones and meat you are using in your soup came from healthy (organic, pastured/grass-fed) animals. As some toxins are stored in the skeletal system.
Here are some recipes you might consider trying out:
From other blogs:
Doukhobor Borscht (Note: I used 1 can coconut milk instead of the butter and whipping cream)
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Comment below on what type of soup is your favorite!
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