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Delicious warming and cooling soups for winter and summer

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Is a bowl of soup really a good winter meal? It can be yes and no. Soups may also be served cold making it a good summer meal as well. Have you heard about that earlier? Yes, soups are healthy liquid meals; they not only sate hunger in winters but also sate hunger in summer as you can have chilled soups too. A healthy composition of selected foods can boost the flavor, nutrition, and filling power of your soup.

Soups are nutritious foods that provide a good mix of minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants found in plants which destroy toxins in the body.

1 Which types of soup should be avoided?

Canned or packet soups should be avoided as they contain higher amounts of salts and additives. Check the labels if you are on a low salt diet. Avoid very spicy soups as they may cause inflammation and increase acid levels in the body. If you are on a low fat diet, avoid creamy soups as they contain very high levels of fat.

Hot treats for chilling winters

Green almond soup

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 soaked almonds
  • A small bunch of spinach
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups water or vegetable stock
Green almond soup
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How to prepare:

  • Add water in a pot over low heat.
  • Blend fresh spinach and puree it. Sieve and add into the pot of water.
  • Add finely chopped onion and garlic.
  • Put the cinnamon stick in the pot while cooking so that the soup absorbs all the flavor of the stick.
  • Chop the soaked almonds into eatable bites and put it into the simmering soup.
  • It hardly takes 10 minutes to cook this soup. Serve it green, fresh, and hot. You can season it with salt and pepper.

Health benefits:

It improves bone health. Having vitamin K as its main supplement, it helps prevent osteoclasts from breaking down bone tissue and also has bone-building calcium.

  • The anti-inflammatory property of spinach helps reduce inflammation all over the body.
  • Almond and spinach improve mind power and enhance leaning capacity and motor skills.
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