Should you try ‘Souping’?

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(CNN) — If you have hit a snag with your New Years’ weight loss goals, there is a new trend worth trying out.

We all love a hot bowl of soup during the cold winter months. Either to just keep us warm or help fight off a nasty bug.

“Soups, like we just mentioned, are a great option still when you are sick because it is giving you some options to stay hydrated. It’s very easy to get dehydrated when you are actually getting sick,” said Elyse Sartor, Clinical Outpatient Dietitian with Northside Hospital.

Aside from giving a healthy boost, ‘Souping’ has become more popular with people trying to shed a few pounds. So much so, ‘Souping’ ranked in Pinterest’s Top 10 Food Trends for 2018.

So what is the slimming secret of soup? According to a professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State, binding water into food helps keep your stomach fuller for longer.

Unlike juicing, soup can help stabilize blood sugar for more sustained energy. Plus, the water in soup adds weight and volume so that you can have a satisfying amount without all the unwanted calories.

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