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This fantastic article was written by Sarah Biren, a baker, cook, author and blogger living in Toronto. We encourage you to check out her website here

Winter is almost here, and that means it’s time to begin stirring up the classic comfort food: soup! After all, nothing can beat a heaping bowl of soup to warm you as the temperature plunges.

It’s hard to find anyone who does not like soup since comes in countless tastes and textures to suit any preferences. A light vegetable soup is perfect for as an appetizer, a hearty stew doubles as a meal, and cool, sweet fruit soups compose a scrumptious dessert.

When you come home to a steaming pot of your favorite soup, remember that there is an even greater perk than simply warding off the cold.

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Soup Promotes Weight Loss

The statistics for people who are overweight or obese are rising each year dramatically. Individuals who become a part of these rates are at risk for developing chronic diseases and are at a higher risk of mortality. Dietary factors such as a higher intake of dietary fiber, decreased consumption of trans and saturated fats, and reduced sugar consumption have shown to prevent these health risks, but now science is finding an additional approach to shed the pounds.

Recent studies have proved that soup in forms such as broth, puree, or chunky, can reduce appetite and caloric intake. After all, soup is base on liquid that helps you feel full with consuming fewer calories, is high in fiber which helps digestion and can have lean meats or beans with protein that can keep you satisfied for a long period.

Studies on the Japanese and European population consistently reported that eating soup on a regular basis is associated with a reduced risk of being overweight and obesity. Through global research, it was shown that increased soup consumption aided weight loss and regulation.

However, in the USA, 60% of adults have soup less than four times a month in the winter. During the other seasons, the stats increase to 80%.

One particular study conducted a 10-week behavioral program for weight loss and discovered the participants who had soup four or more times a week had lost 20.4% of their excessive weight, in contrast to those who ate it less than four times weekly who had lost only 14.7% of their excess weight.

Another study tested the effects of soup consumption with a traditional weight loss program. The researchers found that the average amount of soup eaten in a day correlated with the participants’ weight loss. Additionally, the soup-consuming participants maintained their weight better than the traditional group by the follow-up 52 weeks later.

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15 Fat-Burning Soups

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Now that we are craving this delicious, healthy food, remember to be mindful of what is in your bowl. For example, if you order a butternut squash carrot soup from a restaurant, you are not getting a bowl of nutritious vegetables.

The base of the soup is probably cream or half and half which skyrockets the calorie count for this dish and can harm those with dairy sensitivities. You could also be consuming soup mix which can be full of chemicals like MSG and is outrageously high in sodium.

So skip the restaurant soup; your waist and wallet will thank you. Start cooking your weight-loss soups at home. Here are 15 mouth-watering recipes you must try.

1. Crock Pot Black-Eyed Peas Stew

This is a filling meal you can set in the morning for a hot stew to be read when you come home. The black-eyed peas bring protein to this spicy vegan dish.

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2. Pumpkin Cauliflower Soup with Coconut Milk

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Here is a soup with a high fiber content and a creamy texture from naturally dairy-free coconut milk.

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3. Carrot and Ginger Soup

Fresh ginger gives this squash and carrot soup a perfect kick. Cook this up to help ease nausea, indigestion, or just for a delicious appetizer.

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4. Italian Lentil Soup

Here is another protein-packed soup that can eat as a meal. The Italian flavors make a heavenly dish.

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5. Butternut Squash & Turmeric Soup

Toppings such as nuts, seeds, and fruit slices are the finishing touch to this scrumptious, anti-inflammatory soup.

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6. Flush The Fat Away Vegetable Soup

You can cook it throughout the day in a slow cooker or for a few hours on the stove depending on how you long you can wait for this tasty, protein-packed, and filling soup!

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7. Cucumber Avocado Soup

Here is a refreshing and hydrating soup you can whip up in one or two minutes!

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8. Healthy Apple Energy Soup

This is a fantastic and easy recipe for weight loss that you can make in your blender. You will love the fresh mint leaves in this soup!

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9. Deliciously Healthy Chicken, Vegetable, and Quinoa Soup

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This is a meal in a bowl! High in protein, rich in fiber, and can be cooked all under an hour!

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10. Creamy Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This soup with make your home smells incredible! The pine nuts are the perfect topping to this flavorful recipe.

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11. Gluten Free Yummy, Healthy Beef Soup

This hearty stew is a necessity for a cold winter nice. Simmering the lean beef with enhancing the flavor.

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12. White Bean and Kale Soup

Here is a great vegan soup filled with superfoods. This is an incredible recipe for a pressure cooker.

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13. Detox Green Machine Soup

Cleanse your system with this low-calorie soup. This makes a great midday snack and a light appetizer!

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14. Chicken Zoodle Soup

This is a superb chicken noodle soup that is naturally gluten-free, low-carb, and high in protein!

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15. Famous Fat Flush Soup

If you love spice, this is the soup for you! Lean turkey or chicken combined with jalapeño and cayenne is a perfect recipe for weight loss.

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Source:

  1. Yong Zhu, James H. Hollis. Soup Consumption Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Overweight and Obesity but Not Metabolic Syndrome in US Adults: NHANES 2003–2006 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0075630 Published: September 30, 2013. Accessed: November 30, 2016.

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Sarah Biren
Health Expert
Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender. Her blog The Creative Palate shares the nutrition and imagination of her recipes for others embarking on their journey to wellbeing.
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