How a bowl of soup can help boost your bones.

Warming 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

Lentils 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

As 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

You'll 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.

Source  - Daily Mail