winter soups are packed with nutrients and, if you choose wisely, can be
a tasty way of helping your body meet different needs...
REDUCING CHOLESTEROL: LENTIL
are packed with soluble fibre, which studies have shown can help bring
down levels of artery-clogging cholesterol. It binds to cholesterol in
the gut, reducing its absorption into the bloodstream.
WEIGHT LOSS: MINESTRONE
a clear soup, it’s always going to be lower in calories than a creamy
one. Also, the chunky vegetables slow down stomach emptying, so you feel
fuller longer (unlike pureed vegetables in other soups), and the pasta
pieces turn it into a proper meal that satisfies hunger.
BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: CARROT AND CORIANDER
get your entire daily requirement of vitamin A and more from a bowl of
this soup. And that’s important for your immune defences, because this
vitamin maintains the mucous surfaces of respiratory passages — keeping
out the infection-causing bugs.