12 Slimming Soups

Don’t just slurp soup to take the chill off during a cold winter day. Enjoy it regularly to help manage your weight!

Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
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Would You Trade Your Driver's License for Cheap Ramen?

Japan is now offering their elderly population cheap ramen for life if they give up their driver’s licenses and it’s actually working.

Hillary Eaton
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Gastroenteritis & Soup

Gastroenteritis is a type of virus that causes gastrointestinal distress. It is sometimes referred to as the stomach flu because it causes stomach pain and discomfort. Gastroenteritis is often short-lived but recovery can take several days.

Julie Boehlke
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Is Soup Good for You When You Have a Fever?

Soup is a comfort food for many people. Soup is soothing and may remind you of the food that Grandma fed you when you were sick as a child. Soup may be good for you when you have a fever or other illness, but it depends on the type of soup. In some cases, certain soups may make your symptoms worse.

Michelle Kulas
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Can You Make Chicken Soup With Legs & Thighs?

Frugal home cooks know that nearly every part of a chicken tossed into a pot makes good soup. However, for hearty, flavorful soups, legs and thighs are ideal because they have a stronger taste than white meat and make a correspondingly richer broth.

Maria Christensen
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How to Make Soups Using Center-Cut Beef Shanks

Center-cut beef shanks are cut from the foreleg, just below the shoulder. They are excellent for use in soups and stews because they take so well to being cooked in liquid. Beef-shank soups typically require several hours of simmering to tenderize the meat and draw all of the flavor from the bones.

Brynne Chandler
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What Are the Types of Pho?

There are two basic types of pho -- beef or chicken -- as well as dozens if not hundreds of variations. Both pho bo, the traditional beef noodle soup, and pho ga, the version with chicken, are made with flat rice noodles and scallions. Then the games begin. For example, eight types of beef can be used in pho bo.

Jim Thomas
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How to Add Raw Egg to Soup

Raw eggs are a common ingredient in many Asian style soups, both to enhance taste and provide an interesting texture. When instructions call for adding both the yolk and the egg white, you can reduce fat and cholesterol and increase the nutritional value of your soup by separating the egg and adding only the whites.

Jackie Lohrey
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Lentil Soup for Constipation

Constipation can cause you to experience intestinal discomfort and increase your risk of developing hemorrhoids. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a high-fiber diet contributes to regular bowel movements and helps to prevent and treat constipation.

Marcy Reed
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Tomato Soup and Constipation

More than 4 million Americans frequently suffer from constipation, and this gastrointestinal problem accounts for 2.5 million physician visits a year, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Aglaee Jacob
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How to Cook Nigerian Vegetable Soup With Ugu

Nigerian vegetable soup, or edikaikong soup, is a traditional Nigerian soup made with assorted meats, seafood and vegetables and served with one of Nigeria’s standard side dishes for soups and stews: ugi. Ugu is the name for the fluted pumpkin leaf, which is grown in Nigeria and other tropical African countries.

Gail Sessoms
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The Carbs in Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup features a creamy base flavored with pieces of button mushrooms, although it can be made with any type of mushroom. You may find it condensed or ready to serve in your grocery store, or you can make it at home.

Nicki Wolf
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