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SOUP; A NATURAL REMEDY FOR WEIGHT LOSS.

ASANTEWAA BEATRICE
ASANTEWAA BEATRICE

Did you know that a regular intake of soup can cause a person to lose weight? Hum, It sounds surprising, right? Don't worry, you might not need the vast tubs of protein powder to lose weight. Aside from that, your search for a mystic weight loss pill is over instantly. The ingredients in your kitchen can just do the trick for you and assist you to lose weight quickly. So, let's get to the kitchen and start slimming.‌‌Soup is a food made by cooking vegetables, meat, fish in a substantial amount of liquid. Ideally, the definition of the soup has encoded the ingredients for our weight loss that is the vegetables, the meat or fish, and our liquid. But what is actually in these ingredients that facilitate weight loss? After all, the ingredients inscribed can be used to prepare salad which similarly helps in weight loss. So, why soup?  You may ask,  a bowl of homemade soup is equally as beneficial and nutritious as a bowl of salad. But the reason is that people who consume a bowl of low-calorie soup before their meal, end up eating 20% tinier for their main meal and consuming slight calories throughout the day help in weight loss as compared to the salad where the cream is added. That means soups are to be taken as appetizers to facilitate our weight loss and not with heavy diets like fufu, and banku. But the interesting and funny thing is that Ghanaians love to consume soup after taking their main meal which is the wrong way to eat when it comes to weight loss. So, let us check out some reasons soups are preferable in weight loss as compared to salad, pills, and protein powders.

‌‌THE MORE REASONS YOU SHOULD TAKE SOUP.

‌‌1.Soup is a very nutritious food; as said earlier, soup comprises vegetables, meat, and water. That means you are getting a balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fat all in one bowl.

‌‌2.Soup makes you feel full quicker and longer than expected. The mixture of water and solids in soup fill you up quicker and longer because it expands in the stomach. However, research has shown that regular soup eaters have healthier torso mass records.

‌‌3.Soup increases your water intake; according to science, the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate needs to take about 15.5 cups of water a day for men and 11.5 cups for women but we can not achieve that unconsciously. However, Women on their period have to take more than 11.5 cups of water because it's widely accepted that the average person loses between 30 and 40 millilitres of blood during menstruation. Notwithstanding, we all know the basis of soups is water, so eating soup will contribute to your daily water intake and keep you hydrated.

‌‌4.Soup is great for digestion and aids your feelings of well-being; the high water content of vegetables in soup promotes healthy digestion by flushing out toxins in the body. Regardless of whether soup helps you lose weight or does help cure minor diseases, there is no denying its well-being benefiting properties. For instance, women experiencing hormonal instability and a bloated belly during menstruation are a result of the estrogen and progesterone levels receding. At this stage, the body retains water. This may impact the digestive system and causes constipation, and bloating. Taking a bowl of soup a day during your period helps in fighting the bloatedness as it reddens waste out of your system. So, try and eat soup if suffering from constipation and bloating.‌

INGREDIENTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN FOR WEIGHT LOSS.‌‌

A very important component of weight loss is the diet we eat. The subsequent is a list of food ingredients that can help you forfeit weight or serve as a trigger in the process of weight loss.

GINGER.‌

‌‌Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and a yellowish-green flower that comes from the roots of the plant. It is loaded with antioxidants, compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body's DNA. It helps the body ward off germs and may also keep viruses like RSV at bay. Most importantly, in weight loss, ginger aids digestion and increases metabolism which process helps you achieve your desired weight.

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES.‌‌

Again, we have cruciferous vegetables like lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, radish, and turnips that are low- calorie, and rich in vitamins E, C, and K, folate, and fibre. Because its fibre is an important nutrient to include in your diet for weight loss.‌

CARROTS.

‌‌Carrots are one superfood for weight loss. This is because carrots are low in calories yet highly nutritious. Also, they help with bile secretion which helps to burn fat and thus aids weight loss.‌

PEANUT BUTTER.

PEANUT BUTTER.

‌‌Lastly, peanut butter; I can guess you've missed your groundnut soup right now. Yeah, peanut butter is widely eaten by people who are trying to lose weight. Some people think it leads to weight gain instead of weight loss. The reason why it facilitates weight loss is that peanut butter contains healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins, also, is low in carbohydrates which make it an excellent ingredient for weight loss.

Aside from the above-mentioned ingredients, sesame seeds, kidney beans, and chia seeds are all ingredients used to prepare soup for weight loss.

‌‌In a nutshell, having more choices is a good thing, but when you want something to eat and you are contemplating on which food to take without gaining weight, either " salad or soup". Choose soup because they are critical to weight loss, especially when they happen to be fat-burning soups. Here is a list of weight loss, fat-burning soup for a healthier, cold, or hot-weather season without weight gain.‌‌

1. Homemade chicken soup.‌‌

2. Light soup‌‌

3. Ayoyo soup‌‌

4. Beans leave soup(Bentu).‌‌

5. Dry okra soup.‌‌

6. Nkrakra soup.‌‌

7. Wrewre soup.‌‌

So, soups are very essential when it comes to weight loss. Abraham Maslow once said," a first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting". Therefore, let's go to the kitchen and attempt to prepare a new soup, our secret to slimming down. Eat soup and stay slim.

ASANTEWAA BEATRICE

I am an artless lady who seeks to improve the health care of children in deprived areas with little knowledge l have. I love to write, motivate, and inspire people with academic challenges.