If you are already feeling cold when you step outside of the independent living community, you might not feel like eating or drinking anything cold. Besides all the health benefits and nutritional value a good heart soup can provide, it’s a great way to boost your immune system during flu season. Not only is it recommended for seniors, but also people of all ages that want to sip on something that can provide you with a lot of comfort during the colder months.

Here are some benefits of drinking soup during flu season at a Kelowna independent living community:

High nutritional value

When moving into an independent living community in Kelowna, you may be wondering what kind of food is being served there and just how healthy the food is. One of the healthiest meals you can have is a soup as the broth keeps you hydrated, while the vegetables provide you with loads of vitamins and minerals. If you find it difficult to get your 7-8 daily servings of vegetables, you can always add a variety of veggies to your soup.

Inexpensive and easy to prepare

Since soup is a combination of a bunch of ingredients from protein to broth to vegetables, you can always double up on the ingredients that are fresh, your current favourites, or even more on the inexpensive side to make things even more affordable for you. Soups are also easy to prepare as they can be prepared with the use of a slow cooker or pressure cooker like an Instant Pot. Once you have your ingredients prepared, you can sit back and relax while your soup cooks itself.

Boosts your immune system

Now that the flu season is upon us, you might want to incorporate more soups into your diet so you can help your body fight off the cold and flu. If you are already sick, soups are loaded with the right nutrients and ingredients to quickly make you feel better. Including ingredients such as fresh garlic, onions, carrots, spinach, and celery will have you feeling instantly better than you were feeling before at a Kelowna independent living community.

Here is a list of a few popular and delicious soups you can try at a Kelowna independent living community:

  1. Chicken Soup
  2. Tomato Soup
  3. Pumpkin Soup
  4. Cabbage Soup
  5. Lentil Soup

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