Winter wonderland is in full effect, the crisp morning air and the early darkness when you come home from work. Below 40 degree temperatures are not uncommon this time of year and the fall to winter transition puts stress on our immune systems. The good news is that you can support your immune system through the change of season with cups, bowls or sips of soup!
A.C.E. UP YOUR MENU WITH SOUP. Top 3 reasons to add lots of soup to your fall menu.
- Affordable – Soup is a great way to use up vegetable odds and ends leftover from other recipes – anything can go in a soup The high water content of soup also keeps the cost down.
- Cook in bulk – Save time & money because soups a great way to feed lots of people at once and soup freeze well for easy reheat.
- Easy to digest – The liquids in soup making helps other ingredients cook to a tenderness level that is softer and easier to digest; which is extremely helpful for individuals experiencing Digestive problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
Eating nutrient dense soup will load the body up with healing vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids that are easily digested and assimilated which frees up the body to use energy towards rejuvenation and cellular repair. Soups are also rich in fiber and substances needed for blood sugar regulation.
There are so many ways to make delicious, nutritious and filling soup, you just can’t go wrong. Try some of these Soups for the season:
Yours in health – Dr. Velonda
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