Traditional soup usually includes vegetables. However, the fiber contained in vegetables not only limits the absorption of fat and cholesterol, but also increases it feeling full.
To reduce snack cravings and fight extra pounds, nothing like a bowl of soup when you’re a little hungry! Even better, served as an appetizer, it fills up quickly. If the soup does not lose weight by itself, it allows you to limit food intake during the rest of the meal.
Soup consists mainly of vegetables and water
The other benefit of vegetable soup when watching your line is thisprovides few calories (90 to 150 kcal on average per 300 ml bowl) compared to the large amount consumed.
The vegetables and water that basically make up the soup really are low calorie foods. They take up a lot of volume on your plate and in your stomach and thus take longer to digest. Therefore, they satiate better and for longer than high-calorie foods.
Contribution of essential trace elements
Another important advantage of soup: she eats vegetableswhich provide important and essential trace elements to avoid any deficiency of vitamins and minerals during a diet.
The soup (or soup) therefore naturally finds its place in the diet when one is careful to control one’s weight.
What to eat with soup for a balanced diet?
Natalie Hutter, nutritionist, recommends eat soup at least three to four times a weekor even daily.
On the other hand, to keep the soup as an ally of the thin waist, do not associate it with any other food.
- If you eat the soup as an appetizer. A bowl of vegetable soup (leek, turnip, carrot, zucchini, cauliflower, celery, onion, tomato, sorrel, cabbage, watercress, broccoli, spinach, squash, pumpkin) followed by a side dish of starch and protein (fish, egg, meat) . Finish with a dairy product and seasonal fruit, preferably raw.
- If you eat the soup as a main course. Soup composed of vegetables, starch (potatoes, lentils, peas, noodles, bulgur and quinoa…) and a source of protein (ham, salmon…). Follow with dairy and fruit.
Three tips for a healthy soup
– Be a fat saver. To thicken and smooth the soup, replace the fresh cream with a little milk, soy cream or cornstarch.
– Avoid cheese if you don’t want to increase the calories.
– Season with spices to limit salt intake. Also think about aromatic herbs that add flavor but no calories. This trick also applies to all the meals you prepare.