On hot summer days you need more hydration, but also to replenish the salts and minerals lost with sweat.
Natural juices and smoothies are a good option, but they may give you too much sugar.
Fortunately, there is a better solution. This is the mineral soup, a vegetarian version of the already famous bone soup, which contains collagen. It is a trend in nutrition that is becoming more popular every day and that nutritionists consider healthy.
What is mineral soup?
Rebecca Katz, one of the nutritionists promoting mineral soup, advocates the use of two ingredients not usually found in vegetable soup. These are sweet potatoes and kombu, a type of edible seaweed. “You don’t find these ingredients in a regular vegetable soup, but they are very rich in nutrients,” the nutritionist told wellandgood.com.
The specialist recommends putting the following ingredients in the mineral soup: small red potatoes, sweet potatoes, kombu, carrots, onions, leeks, celery, garlic, parsley, corn kernels, bay leaves, water and sea salt. Additional ingredients to the classic vegetable soup turn the mineral soup into a nutrient-rich food drink.
What are the benefits of mineral soup?
Carrots also provide vitamin C, which has the ability to strengthen the immune system. Onions are a source of antioxidants, but also of folic acid. Last but not least, kombu has the property of supporting the proper functioning of the thyroid gland and at the same time could have anticancer effects.
How to make mineral soup
Besides the fact that you can drink it as a normal moisturizer, you can also use it as a base for other soups.
The advantage is that the healthier this soup is, the tastier it is. “There is a preconceived notion that healthy food tastes awful. But this soup proves that such a theory is completely wrong,” says the nutritionist.
Mineral soup is not recommended for people who have kidney problems, especially those dealing with kidney stones. In this case, any additional mineral intake could have a negative effect.
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