Soup is a great way to add more vegetables and plant based protein to your diet.
Vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties and are important nutrients for maintaining health. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can cause damage to your tissues. Free radicals are formed when the body coverts food to energy and also formed when the body processes chemicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules, which can damage DNA. Having enough antioxidants in your diet is essential to help prevent disease.
Phytonutrients, which essentially means plant nutrients, are the active substances in plants responsible for their color, flavor and resistance to disease. Scientist have found that these phytonutrients are important for humans to help the body function optimally. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and teas are the richest sources of phytonutrients.
Not only is this soup delicious and full of health promoting antioxidants and phytonutrients because it is high in fiber. It is a great way to maintain or even lose weight. Foods high in fiber keep you full longer.