Food for Thought – Soups

Soup is Souper!

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Soup stands as a nutritional powerhouse, offering a medley of health benefits that make it a wholesome addition to your weekly meal plan.

Packed with nutrients, soup provides a convenient way to meet essential dietary requirements. Its high water content aids in hydration and digestion, while adaptability allows for customization to suit various flavor profiles and dietary preferences. Keep reading to explore the goodness of soup, where flavor, nutrition, and well-being come together in a comforting bowl.

The Benefits of Soup:


Soups often contain a vase mix of vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and legumes, providing a rich array of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This nutrient-dense super food is a great way to support overall health and well-being.

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Hydration and Satiety

Soups have a high-water content leading to an increase in overall hydration. Hydration is vital for various bodily functions like body temperature regulation, nutrient transport, and digestion. With the combination of liquids and solid ingredients soup can contribute to a sense of fullness or satiety.

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Customizing your soup is key when incorporating soup in your diet. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or have any dietary restrictions soups can be curated to your individual preferences.

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Convenience & Affordability

On top of all the numerous options, soups are often easy to prepare in large batches making them a convenient option for meal planning. Utilizing any in-season or scarp vegetables can makes soups an affordable and sustainable choice for individuals or families.

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Interested in creating some soups of your own? Try one of our curated recipes down below!

– Victoria Reidy, GatorCare Wellness Coordinator, CHES

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