Zinc in Soup
Article by Diet Bites
Soups & Stews Highest in Zinc Content
At the top of the list resides Beef Stew at 2.32 milligrams. This is due to the ingredient of beef which contains about 4 milligrams per three ounces in its raw state.
Therefore, all soups and stews that have been prepared with beef are going to be mingled with zinc benefits.
Other great choices include Green Pea Soup, Clam Chowder, Minestrone, Bean & Ham - and Tomato.
We have listed the types that are highest in zinc content in our data chart below this article for your quick reference.
When you're making choices, keep in mind that many elements are involved in making the healthiest choice. While a food may have a wealth of zinc - such as oysters, there may be other nutritional elements in the food which cancel out the healthy benefits.
And of course, the caloric values of foods should always be a consideration when making choices for your eating plan. Take the exceptional avocado. It's very healthy, containing a blast of the healthier fatty acids. However, because it is very high in caloric values, one can gain weight when eating too much of a good thing. Even a healthy food.
And when weight gain occurs, it opens the gate for potential health issues. While Jan at her recommended weight didn't get diabetes or experience high blood pressure ills, when she put on excess pounds - she developed both. Even a 5% increase in body weight can invite all sorts of ills into the body.
Soup's Negative Nutritional Elements
Broth Based Soups, Excessive in Sodium
These are generally prepared with ingredients that are excessive in sodium content. Typically, a flavored bouillon such as beef, chicken, herb, tomato or vegetable is used.
Let's see how many milligrams of salt is contained in popular soups.
Campbell's Varieties, 1/2 Cup Condensed, Sodium Milligrams
Chicken Noodle, 853 mg
Healthy Request, 1/2 Cup Condensed, Sodium Milligrams
Minestrone, 390 mg
Impact of Excess Salt in Diet
To date, health studies conflict on how much salt in the diet is healthy with some saying over usage is connected to stroke and heart disease with other saying it has no influence.
And the 'overage' amount is contradictory with some advisements of about 1 teaspoon per day - with other touting 1/2 that amount. Only your doctor can determine the amount you need daily for optimum health.
Cream Based Soups
When commercially prepared the regular recipe typically contains whole milk. If you're looking to trim fatty acids from your daily diet, check the label for 'low or reduced fat' versions.
Cream based soups include the following: cheese soups, cream of mushroom, asparagus or celery, potato soups, chicken and dumpling varieties and wedding soup.
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