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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Health Benefits of Tomato Soup


Ariane Lang writes:
"Tomatoes are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and plant compounds that offer a wide range of health benefits. Research even suggests that these nutrients may protect against multiple diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Therefore, enjoying tomato soup may be a delicious way to make the most of the health benefits of tomatoes. You could savour a rich, warm bowl of soup during sweater weather or a refreshing gazpacho in summer.

Here are nine science-based benefits of tomato soup.

Highly nutritious
Tomato soup is low in calories and high in potassium and vitamins C, K, and A. It also provides a great deal of lycopene, the compound responsible for most of the health benefits of tomatoes.

Rich in antioxidants
Eating tomato soup is a great way to take advantage of the antioxidant capacity of tomatoes. They are high in lycopene, flavonoids, vitamins C and E, and other antioxidants.

May have cancer-fighting properties
Lycopene and other carotenoids present in tomato soup may reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancers. Cooked tomatoes appear to have a more potent effect than raw tomatoes.

Promotes healthy skin and vision
Antioxidants found in tomatoes may protect your skin from sunburn and lower your risk of age-related vision loss.

Improves bone health
Lycopene in tomatoes may help maintain stronger bones and reduce the risk of fractures.

May reduce risk of heart disease
Tomato soup may help reduce several risk factors for heart disease due to its carotenoid and vitamin C content.

May enhance male fertility
Lycopene in tomato soup may improve sperm parameters that are associated with male fertility.

Boosts immunity
A warm bowl of tomato soup may help you get better when you’re feeling under the weather, thanks to its carotenoid and vitamin C content.

Easy to make
Making a fresh tomato soup is a healthier alternative to canned soup and an easy way to add tomatoes to your diet.

Other purported benefits that are not backed by science
Some people claim tomato soup has other health benefits, such as it promotes hair growth, eliminates body fat, or causes weight loss. However, these are not backed by science.

Downsides of tomato soup
Tomato soup may not be a suitable choice for people with GERD. Additionally, commercial soups may be high in salt and fat.

The bottom line
Tomato soup may offer numerous health benefits, including cancer-fighting properties and improved fertility in men. It may also benefit heart, skin, and bone health, among others. These benefits are mainly due to the many plant compounds in tomatoes. However, there’s no evidence to back up the claims that tomato soup promotes hair growth and eliminates fat.
Tomato soup may not be a good choice if you have GERD.
You can try making a homemade version of your favourite tomato soup to manage the salt and fat content while making the most of all the beneficial nutrients in this tasty dish."
The above is just a snippet of Ariane's article which can be read in full with all research links here

Tomato soup with onions, carrot and celery - see here

Some Tomato soup recipe suggestions
Red pepper and tomato - see here
Sweet potato, carrot, red pepper and tomato soup - see here
Tomato soup with onions, carrot and celery - see here
Mary Berry's ten-minute tomato soup - see here

Dear reader you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

38 comments:

yonosoymillenium said...

nunca he comido sopa de tomate, tengo que probarlo, he comido gazpacho y salmorejo que también llevan mucho tomate.

Lowcarb team member said...

yonosoymillenium said...
nunca he comido sopa de tomate, tengo que probarlo, he comido gazpacho y salmorejo que también llevan mucho tomate.

Google translate:
I've never eaten tomato soup, I have to try it, I've eaten gazpacho and salmorejo that also carry a lot of tomato.

Martha said...

I've never thought about all the health benefits, makes it even better!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great info, thanks for sharing. Tomato soup is one of my favorite, hearty tomato with basil. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great weekend ahead!

Elephant's Child said...

Growing up we were always given tomato soup when we were unwell. It is still comfort food for me.

mamasmercantile said...

Who knew that a simple tomato soup had so many health benefits, another post where I have learnt so much.

Christine said...

Also very delicious!

Tom said...

...I've never been a fan of tomato soup but we mix tomato that I can into many of our soups.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I do like tomatoes and tommy soup but they don't always like me as an acid reflux sufferer.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The only time I want tomato soup is with a loaded grilled cheese sandwich. Sounds so good, that may be what I'll have today.

William Kendall said...

Tasty!

happyone said...

Oh I love tomato soup, especially with a grilled cheese sandwich.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love tomato soup! We had a vegetable soup tonight that I made with lots of tomatoes...and lots of veggies! It was delicious!

Margaret D said...

Hardly ever have tomato soup but eat tomatoes all year round...

Catarina said...

I like tomato soup but sometimes it is too acidic for me.

DVArtist said...

I love tomatoes in any form, especially soup. Yum yum

peppylady (Dora) said...

I love soups.
Stay Safe and Coffee is on

Iris Flavia said...

Off to the market tomorrow again, to get super-tomatoes, last ones cold today, just with salt, yum.

Jo said...

My favourite soup is tomato, it's good to know it has so many benefits.

linda said...

Tomato soup is my absolute favourite as long as it's homemade. Have a great weekend.

Lady Fi said...

Definitely want to try some of these soups!

Ygraine said...

How wonderful! I love tomato soup, and these variations sound really delicious...I will have to try them all!
Many thanks for sharing.😊😊

Have a great weekend...and stay safe.

Hugs xxx

R's Rue said...

Yum.

Sue said...

I love tomato soup, especially gaspacho! Take care and have a great weekend xx

pam nash said...

I love tomato soup provided it does not come out of a can or a bottle. While I do puree some of the tomatoes, some I leave cut in bite size pieces. Add in some sautéed onion and crumbled bacon and there's dinner!

Divers and Sundry said...

This is a kind of soup I never learned to like, but it's been a while since I had any. Maybe it's time to give it another shot.

Lorrie said...

Tomato soup is a favourite soup. Now I make it from scratch but I grew up with Campbell's tomato soup from a can accompanied by a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Comfort food!

Rose said...

I like tomato soup, but I love raw tomatoes...and home canned tomato juice.

My name is Erika. said...

I made tomato soup tonight. It tasted great, and now I know it was better for me than just the taste!

Conniecrafter said...

I do like to have homemade soup, although luckily I have found some good organic soup, but would be good to make my own too!

Phil Slade said...

Two out of two this morning. In fact you just spurred me on to retrieve som tomato and lentil soup from the freezer for lunchtime. Just the job for a grey November day.

Crafty Green Poet said...

sadly, much though I like tomatoes and often cook vegetables in a rich tomato sauce, I don't like tomato soup....

Martha said...

I really enjoy a good tomato soup!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh a comfort food for many ~ tomato soup ^_^

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Teresa said...

A todos en casa nos gusta la sopa de tomate. Besos.

Jeanie said...

These are all good -- but I'd like it as much if it was the worst of all cookies, cakes and pies!

Snowbird said...

You have me wanting to make home made tomato soup at 11pm!xxx

Carla from The River said...

My husband will be thrilled to read all the benefits of tomato soup, he loves it.