Do you need soups in your diet: an expert's unexpected answer

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Delicious fish soup
Delicious fish soup. Source: pixabay.com

Soups are a tasty and light dish that is in everyone's diet. They can be prepared in different ways, with different cereals, vegetables, fish and meat. In the fall, they can be more substantial - meat-based, and in the summer - lighter based on vegetables and broth.

Pumpkin puree soup

Nutritionist Svitlana Fus explained on Instagram whether it is necessary to eat soups and how to cook them properly.

The benefits of soups

"Low-fat broths made from poultry, rabbit, beef are highly nutritious foods for weakened patients, and puree soups are gentle nutrition for the mucous membrane of the stomach, intestines and for various diseases of the digestive system," Fus said.

Delicious and hearty soup

Basic rules for cooking soup: ⠀

1. Never overcook vegetables, let them be cooked "al dente".

Soup recipe

2. The soup should be based on a variety of vegetables, not just carrots, potatoes, and onions.

Potatoes for making soup

"But it can also include a large number of vegetables that people don't really like to use in their diet. For example, celery, parsnips, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, all kinds of cabbage, greens," the nutritionist added.

Soup recipe

3. No fatty, rich broths.

Chicken broth

"Ideally, light broths made from chicken, turkey breast without fat and skin, beef tenderloin, rabbit, lean fish, vegetables, or mushrooms, and best of all, cooked with water," Fus explained.

Light broth

4. You can add cereals and pasta to the soup in small quantities

Soup with meatballs

5. It is advisable to eat soups without bread, or with 1-2 grain breads.

6. The soup may contain meat, fish, eggs or mushrooms in small quantities.

Delicious soup with offal

"Eating soup or not is your personal choice! In the cold season, a bowl of warm soup will always help to saturate the body faster and prevent you from overeating," the expert summarized.

Soup with fresh chanterelles and cream

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