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Soup is often associated with winter and cold dreary days. Wrapping your hands around a mug of soup in the winter and sipping away is a great way to warm up.
Of course soup does not have to be restricted just to the winter months. Many people enjoy a range of cold or chilled soups in the summer.
Some research is indicating the benefits of including soup in the diet to help with weight control. The weight control effects are thought to due to a number of reasons.
Soup is thought to help control hunger as it has a high satiety value. This means that people will feel fuller and eat less at the meal if soup is served as a first course.
It is also thought to be more satisfying because of the time it takes to sip a bowl of soup, the more slowly we eat the more satisfying it becomes