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    Weight watchers find soups a healthy alternative

    In 2013, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that about 34.9% of adult Americans were obese and were spending more than $40 billion on weight loss programs and pills annually. This is a little lower that the 35.7% figure in 2010 but nonetheless just as alarming.
    According to Harvey Grill, president of the Obesity Society, the fact that 35% of adult Americans are obese is extremely troubling because their obesity will result in health problems for the majority of them.
    Recently, weight loss enthusiasts discovered that soups can help those who want to shed some pounds. In fact, soups are often listed as one of the foods that should be added to a person’s diet if he wants to lose weight since these are not only filling, it can also be healthy.
    However, with so many varieties to choose from, one should be able to determine which soup (http://originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/dining-near-you) is be best for weight loss. So the next time you go to a grocery store, it is strongly advised to take a good look at the different soup products and their contents.
    Soups can have vegetables, legumes, and grains, thus supplying the necessary nutritional needs of our body, such as protein, vitamins and minerals. Aside from adding nutrients in our diet, soups can be very tasty and delicious.
    Studies have shown that people who eat broth or vegetable-based soups to start off their meals consume 20% fewer calories during their meal. Since eating the soup takes some time, the person feels full sooner which curbs the appetite and lessen the consumption of solid food. The delicious taste and aroma of soups are an added bonus, making the meal an enjoyable experience.
    Vegetable-based soups, in particular, are highly recommended because they have high nutritional value for relatively fewer calories unlike bread and other snack foods. According to studies, a low-calorie vegetable-based soup also helps regulate the digestive tract such that the person is able to absorb the key nutrients needed for a healthy body.
    For weight watchers, nutritionists have recommended eating soups that have a base of leeks, onions and celery helps rid the body of excess fluid because the potassium content of these vegetables helps bind excess sodium. This is particularly helpful to those who usually feel bloated because of high salt diet and lack of physical activity.
    In fact, many weight loss programs use soup as their main meal. And for those who may want to quickly lose a few pounds or so, replacing the evening meal with vegetable-based soup is effective and safe. Others who want to feel leaner or have a flatter stomach, the secret is to replace two meals a day with vegetable soup.
    To address the growing problem of obesity, Soupman, Inc. (OTCQX: SOUP http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SOUP) launched in 2011 an innovative new line of “Skinny Soups”, which contained less than 150 calorie per eight ounce serving but still contained the rich flavors and healthy ingredients of the other variants. “Since our founding, The Original SoupMan (http://originalsoupman.com/soup-shop/dining-near-you) has always offered delicious, nutritionally balanced meals,” said Arnold Casale, the Company’s CEO.
    The Original SoupMan’s Skinny Soups provide a healthy, nutritional meal in varieties including Butternut Squash, Corn Chowder, Chicken Vegetable, Garden Vegetable, Italian Wedding, Lentil, Minestrone and Tomato Basil.
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