Who wouldn’t want to eat something that actually helps you lose weight? Wouldn’t it be nice to chow down and not have to worry about having to burn it off on a treadmill later? Believe it or not, there are certain soups you can eat that will not only fill you up but won’t leave you paranoid that they will fill you out. Instead of focusing on specific ‘best soups’ recipes for weight loss, we are listing out some guidelines you can use in selecting the soups that best fit your personal taste. The very real danger in listing ‘best’ items is that what is ‘best’ for one person might not necessarily be the best for another. Instead, you can use these guidelines to select soup recipes or soup ingredients that have these qualities yet fit your particular preferences.
Avoid milk or cream-based soups
Even 1% or low-fat milk still contains fat. Milk is very calorie-dense food product thanks to the relatively huge amount of saturated fat it contains. It is bad enough you are eating fat, it is also the worst kind-saturated fat. If you want to lose weight, you need to lower your daily calorie intake and consuming soups made with milk-bases is not the way to go.
Avoid soups that have a high sodium content
Avoid canned soups. Most canned soups are formulated to have long shelf lives. The downside is that they are spiked with lots of salt as a preservative. Instead of canned soup, try soup mixes. These tend to have lower levels of sodium and preservatives.
Pick soups that have lots of beans
Bean-based soup recipes are good for your heart. Beans contain L-arginine, a compound that is known to help your blood vessels maintain their health and regain their health. Many heart disease patients have shown improvements when put on a diet that is heavy on L-arginine. If this isn’t good enough news for you, you should also be excited that beans tend to have a lot of fiber. A high fiber diet helps you keep a clean digestive tract. Also, dissolved dietary fibers in the blood do a great job of dealing with cholesterol.
Pick soups with vegetables
Veggies are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants help your body resist cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidants also help enhance the overall weight loss process. Since there so many ways you can mix and match vegetables based on your tastes, you have a blank check as to which veggies to mix. Just remember to mix veggies that have high vitamin concentrations. Some vegetables tend to have higher levels of certain nutrients than other veggies which have higher levels of other vitamins. Mix and match and see which fits your tastes.
Using the tips above, you are sure to select soups that not only fill you up so you feel less hungry but they will fill you up right. This means you feel full but you aren’t bloated by cream fat, salt, or anything else that is not good for you.