Monday, February 14, 2011

8 Ingredients that Make Your Soups Tastier and Healthier

Whether you are making a vegetable, meat or mixed soup, there are 8 ingredients you can/should add to it to accentuate it’s taste, nutritional value and health benefits.


  • Tomatoes are effective against a number of ailments ranging from acne and diabetes to heart diseases, hemorrhages and cancers.
  • They are a rich source of Vitamins C, K and A; Potassium and Iron. They are great blood purifiers and help keep the digestive tract healthy.
  • The compound gingerol in ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and is effective against joint pains.
  • It is effective against high LDL cholesterol levels.
  • It is a powerful antioxidant that has wonderful anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Onions have been proven to be effective in boosting HDL cholesterol levels.
  • They can tackle viral and bacterial infections and tumors.
  • They can also reduce the risk of blood clots and even cancer.
  • Pepper is good against pulmonary and respiratory infections.
  • It can also reduce headaches and sinus and nasal passage problems.
Coriander Leaves
  • Coriander is effective against swellings, high LDL cholesterol levels, diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, anaemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders.
  • It is an excellent expectorant.
  • It protects the liver.
  • It has anti-carcinogenic, anti-rheumatic and anti-histaminic properties.
Mint Leaves (Pudina)
  • It helps in the quick digestion of food and prevents stomach upsets.
  • It reduces the risk of skin and lung cancer.
  • It is good for the skin.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Jeera is a good source of iron.
  • Jeera is good for the digestive system. Scientific studies have shown that jeera can stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.
  • Jeera also have anti-carcinogenic properties.
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  1. This is very informative.. thanx for visiting my blog..

  2. great to know the properties of all the spices used in the soup. I love tomato soup.