We sure love soup, don’t we? We’ll gobble down chicken noodle at the first sign of a cold, and we believe that anything with cheese is good for the soul. But what makes soup so nourishing? Why do we keep going back to it?

Some soups prevent diseases.

Soups with stock and broth bases are full of minerals that your body can easily absorb, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, and others.

These minerals have been shown to reduce problems like joint aches, and some people believe that the nutrients found in broth promote gut health.

In fact, many of the vegetables found in soups, like carrots and tomatoes, contain vitamins that are better absorbed when cooked. Plus, we think they taste better that way.

Soup keeps you feeling full.

Trying to lose weight? Soup expands in your stomach, making you feel fuller faster and longer. Additionally, all of the nutrients that are packed into soup will help you lose weight without missing out on important vitamins.

Plus, a bowl of soup before a big meal (or maybe with some salad and bread!) may keep you from overeating. In fact, one study showed that people who ate soup before a big meal consumed one-third fewer calories than those who did not.

Curious about our nutrition data? Our website provides more in-depth details.

Soup truly is comforting.

Okay, we can’t back this up with research articles or medical reports. Still, we are convinced that soup does something for the heart. Whether you’ve had a long day at work or you’re just feeling blue, a good bowl of soup will pick you up.

Perhaps it’s the nostalgia or maybe it’s the wholesome, delicious ingredients found in soup that brighten our day. Part of being healthy is having a healthy heart, and soup will help accomplish that.

It’s proven. Fight the sniffles with soup.

Soup, especially if made with chicken, is an effective way to fight against head colds, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. In fact, other studies show that eating soup can loosen the mucus caused from colds and relieve other cold symptoms.

Fun fact: New York Times writers researched the effectiveness of home medicines. Soup is one of the few that made the cut.

At Spoons, we use fresh, high-quality ingredients to make the best soup around. Come give our delicious meals a try. You won’t regret it.

Sources:
http://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/161/12/1532.full.pdf
http://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(15)37387-6/fulltext
http://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(15)37721-7/fulltext
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15976148
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=chicken+lunch+casserole
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