SOUPS FOR SPRING
In winter, there is often an influx in cold and flu symptoms and nutritional deficiencies due to limited sun exposure (and therefore Vitamin D!) and pattern of eating less nutrient-dense foods in the colder weather. As we enter spring, now is a great time to reflect on your current eating patterns and identify where you can get a nutrient boost, through eating more veggies and other whole food ingredients. Although soups are commonly associated with winter comfort meals, the addition of vegetables and protein make it a great immunity booster, particularly for those who may be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals. At Be-Fit Food, our soups are great source of protein and vegetables, simplifying healthy eating and keeping you a little warmer as the cool weather lingers. Key immunity-boosting essentials focus on: Vitamin A: An anti-inflammatory (decreases opportunity to catch an infection) Vitamin B6: creates antibodies to fight the infections & diseases. Vitamin C: Reduces the severity of symptoms & duration of disease. Vitamin D: Decreases rates of infection. Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium: Aids with recovery of viral infection We offer a range of soups, catered to various dietary requirements and packed full of immunity-boosting ingredients: Trio of Green Soup Malaysian Spiced Pumpkin & Chickpea Soup Curried Pumpkin & Chicken Soup Italian Meatball Soup Chunky Chicken, Ham & Sweet Corn Soup Country Chicken, Pea & Ham Soup Cauliflower Leek & Bacon soup
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