If you haven’t decided on a new year’s resolution yet, we’d like to suggest one: eating more nutritious meals to boost your health. One of the simplest ways to do this is by incorporating nutritious soups into your diet. Winter is the perfect time for a hot bowl of soup, so we’ve picked out three for seniors to try that are bursting with nutrients.
Simply enjoying one of these delicious soups is an easy way to add more vitamins and minerals to your diet, which is important for any senior looking to maintain or improve their health. Even the pickiest eaters will love these warm bowls of goodness!
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, vitamin K, potassium, and manganese. They are also rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene. Eating a bowl of tomato soup is like taking a concentrated dose of tomatoes, and it’s a great way to boost your immune system.
Butternut Squash Soup
Rich and creamy, butternut squash is a delectable winter squash that makes a great soup. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin B-6, thiamin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Black Bean Soup
Beans are one of the healthiest foods a senior — or anyone, can eat! They are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Beans also contain very little fat and are cholesterol free. Due to the high amount of protein, carbs, and fiber in beans, black bean soup is a hearty soup that will leave you feeling satisfied after you fill up on a deliciously nutritious bowl of it.
So, what do you say? Are you ready to make this your new year’s resolution? At The Arbors Assisted Living community, we are dedicated to helping seniors make healthy eating choices that can help their overall health and wellbeing. We provide a variety of nutritious meals that foster a healthful lifestyle. Contact us to learn more!