Soups: why are they so good for your health?

When the days get cooler and the nights longer, we like to warm up with a hearty stew or steaming hot soup. This is not only good for the soul, but also for our body. First of all, soups rich in vegetables, cleaned or with a bite, finely refined or simply rustic, provide us with the natural bliss tryptophan and serotonin in the dark season. At the same time, the body is strengthened by a concentrated supply of nutrients. Complex carbohydrates and fiber keep you full for a long time and do not unnecessarily burden the digestive system.

The basics of a little soup

Real soup clowns know: The best base for a good soup is broth or stock that you have prepared yourself. A large pot with a lid, fresh root vegetables, onions, leeks and a handful of aromatic spices – that’s all you need. Soup chicken for chicken broth, some leg cuts or marrow bones for beef broth – preferably from animals that have been bred sustainably, if possible regionally. With this base, the soup is already as good as cooked.

Colored vegetables in the pot

Cook pumpkin, celery or sweet potatoes cut into large pieces in the hot stock. Carrots, leeks or parsnips are also suitable for a variety of vegetable soups without much effort and innumerable manipulations. If you pay attention to the slim line, you should get a stand mixer or hand mixer with a lot of power. Thanks to proper turns, the cooked vegetables become a creamy soup that lives up to its name, even without a lot of cream or cream.

Seasonal slimming products

The cabbage relatives Romanesco or cauliflower are considered real slim and make you happy. While the latter shines with a snow-white slate, the chic relative of the cauliflower has a lot of chlorophyll in its packaging. Romanesco also contains more vitamins A and C. However, both varieties score with few carbohydrates and fat, but with many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus as well as B vitamins. Always buy fresh heads and cook only the florets for as long as necessary – this way the valuable ingredients are not lost.

Our healthy precepts for every season

  • Romanesque soup with nut oil and crumbs – to the recipe
  • Hokkaido pumpkin soup with ginger and coconut milk – to the recipe
  • Soup happiness with Jerusalem artichoke, honey and walnuts – to the recipe
  • Homemade (collected) mussels in the Asian soup – to the recipe
  • Asian spring soup with asparagus – to the recipe

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