Winter got you down? It may be chilly outside, but these 35+ vegetarian and vegan winter soups will keep you cozy AND boost your immunity.
Most health experts agree that the reason winter is “cold and flu season” is not because people are cold during winter, but it’s because people often spend more time indoors with people who pass around germs. Additionally, during the winter (especially if you live in colder climates), it can be challenging to exercise (for healthy circulation) and to spend time outdoors in fresh air. With decreasing temperatures and increasing cold and flu viruses passing around, adding extra immunity-boosting vegetables to your diet (with piping-hot soups) can help you survive the frigid temperatures AND ward off germs!
One of the best things about winter is that it’s SOUP SEASON. What do minestrone, roasted garlic, butternut squash, chili, coconut pumpkin, creamy broccoli, borscht, carrot, cauliflower, and classic tomato soups have in common? They are all filled with immunity boosting vitamins!
Eating soups loaded with vitamin-rich vegetables is key for giving some love to your immune system. Squash offers about 40% daily value in Vitamin C (which is vital for keeping colds and flu away). Wahoo! Additionally, beets are super nutritious helping boost immunity and improving circulation, which is important during the chilly winter months. Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are also filled with immunity-boosting vitamins and iron, essential for blood health. Carrots, known for being a great source of Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) to promote healthy vision, are also important for supporting a healthy immune system. Adding garlic and/or ginger to soups is another fabulous way to make sure your immune system AND circulation are healthy during the cold months. Let’s not forget about plant power protein! Did you know that lentils and other legumes offer plant protein? Protein in your body has many functions, including a critical one: supporting your immune system.
This collection of recipes is brimming with insanely delicious vegetarian and vegan winter soups that will keep you warm AND bulk up your immune system. Happy winter! What are your favorite soups during winter? Comment below.
VEGETARIAN WINTER SOUPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
VEGAN WINTER SOUPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY
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