Acıbadem Maslak Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Fatma Turanlı listed the 6 benefits that come with soup in summer, explained 5 healthy soups that you can consume cold against the summer heat and their benefits.
Helps to lose weight
Starting the meal with soup prevents weight gain by providing easy access to satiety. Instead of fatty and carbohydrate foods, soups with high nutritional value help to lose weight as they will reduce the rate of calories consumed.
Although the calorie content is not very high, the soups are very rich in nutritional content; It keeps you full for a long time and prevents unnecessary snacks.
Soups contribute to the strengthening of immunity and protection from diseases with the vitamins, minerals and fibers they contain.
Fibers, which are abundant in vegetables, benefit the regular functioning of the intestines. In addition, since most of the soup is liquid, it helps to meet the body's water needs, especially in summer.
Soup in hot weather; It takes its place as a light option instead of heavy meals rich in fat and carbohydrates. It helps the person feel more comfortable and cool.
Spices such as black pepper, chili pepper, turmeric, mint and thyme, which can be added to all soups, and garlic, parsley, dill, etc. vegetables; Thanks to the vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds they contain, they make the nutritional values of soups higher quality. It increases one's body resistance.
5 Cold summer soup and its benefits
Nutrition and Diet Specialist Fatma Turanlı talked about the 5 summer soups, which you can consume cold in the hot weather of summer, which are both refreshing and healthful, and their benefits;
cold tomato soup
Prepared with tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper, 1 slice of bread crumbs, vinegar, garlic and olive oil, this soup is a full source of antioxidants and vitamins. Thanks to its vitamin C, potassium, iron, lycopene, vitamin A and pulp content, tomatoes provide important contributions to heart health, intestinal health, skin beauty and eye health. It helps to reduce the damage of smoking to the body. The pulp it contains facilitates intestinal work. In addition, it supports the fight against free radicals that play a role in the formation of cancer, thanks to its antioxidant content.
Cold Soup with Yogurt
This very practical and useful soup, prepared using strained yogurt, chickpeas, wheat, olive oil, and mint, deserves to be the crown jewel of the summer table. In addition to being a rich source of calcium, yogurt is necessary for bone health and nervous system functioning thanks to its B vitamins, vitamin D, protein, iodine, vitamin A, and vitamin E contents. Since it is a fermented product, it has a positive effect on the intestinal microbiota, so it plays an important role in the protection of intestinal health and immune system.
Cold purslane soup
Purslane, onions, rice and garlic; This soup, prepared by cooking with yogurt and egg seasoning, and served cold, is a summer soup with a strong nutritional content. Purslane is a wonderful summer vegetable that contains plenty of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamins C, E, beta carotene, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc. It is also a good source of omega 3. Therefore, it has important benefits for the body such as strengthening the immune system, regulating intestinal work, protecting cardiovascular health. It also helps to lose weight as it contains very low calories.
It is a delicious summer soup prepared using red beetroot, yoghurt, garlic and olive oil. Beetroot plays an important role in strengthening the immune system, thanks to many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate, phosphate, manganese, calcium, potassium, and helps the brain and cognitive functions to be carried out in the most favorable way. Conversion of nitrate into nitric oxide has a positive effect on blood vessels, helping to lower blood pressure and increase physical performance. It has a high content of glutamine, a very important amino acid for intestinal health, and has a fiber-rich structure.
cold pea soup
Prepared with peas, onions, fresh mint, yoghurt, garlic, curry, black pepper and chicken stock, it is a nice summer soup option that is a full health store. Peas are a good source of protein and fiber. Thanks to the rich folic acid it contains, it is a valuable vegetable for expectant mothers who are preparing for pregnancy. In addition, thanks to its vitamin C, polyphenols and alpha carotene contents, it helps to beautify the skin, accelerate metabolism and reduce stomach complaints.