The benefits of soup were undeniable. However, in recent years, the «first course» is not so popular among adherents of proper nutrition. Some call soups a useless liquid that only stretches the stomach. Others even believe that fatty, rich soups are very harmful to health. Is this really the case and is it worth excluding soups from your diet? The nutritionist answered.
«Now, for some reason, it is fashionable to refuse soups. But I think soup is a good dish. In terms of calories and density, it is less than the second course. In addition, at a temperature of 70 degrees, soup in the cold season will also warm.
Soups are needed for the prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, you need to eat soups at least three times a week.
Even if not necessarily a whole portion — 250 grams, but at least 100 grams of soup will be useful.
With a lower calorie content, the soup saturates the body more due to the fact that it has 50 percent density and 50 percent water.»
The nutritionist does not recommend completely giving up salt. It is necessary for the sodium-potassium balance.
«Salt is necessary so that there is a balance between cellular and extracellular fluid,» says the doctor. — However, excess salt narrows the walls of blood vessels, increasing pressure. Therefore, you need to eat no more than 5-6 grams of salt per day (1 teaspoon.)».