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Lemon Coriander Soup

Published On  March 28, 2016 By
20 min cook time
10 min prep time
Lunch
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
20 mins

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nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories79Calories from Fat14
Total Fat1.5g2%Saturated Fat0.4g2%
Cholesterol0mg0%Sodium2225mg93%
Potassium394mg11%Carbohydrates15.1g5%
Dietary Fiber4.1g16%Sugars5.4g
Protein3.7gVitamin A297%
Vitamin C23%Calcium9%
Iron11%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Calories79
Total Fat1.5g2%
Cholesterol0mg0%
Potassium394mg11%
Dietary Fiber4.1g16%
Protein3.7g
Vitamin C23%
Iron11%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat14
Saturated Fat0.4g2%
Sodium2225mg93%
Carbohydrates15.1g5%
Sugars5.4g
Vitamin A297%
Calcium9%

Procedure:

Sauté the garlic, green chili and vegetables in very little cooking oil for 1 minute or till a nice aroma comes through.

Add the vegetable stock and salt and cook covered for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are completely cooked. Remove into a bowl, mix in the coriander and lemon juice and season with freshly cracked pepper. Serve hot.

While it is low in calories and a good source of essential nutrients, lemon juice does not have any special properties that aid with weight loss. However, using it in place of higher-calorie foods for seasoning can help decrease your calorie intake, leading to potential weight loss. A few benefits of lemon include:

Low in Calories and Fat – A 1/2-ounce serving of lemon juice, raw, has only 3 calories per serving and less than 1/4 gram of fat. Substituting lemon juice for higher-calorie foods on a regular basis can further increase the calorie deficit, which, over time, can lead to weight loss.

Vitamin C Content and Weight Loss – Lemon juice is naturally a good source of vitamin C, with almost 6 milligrams per 1/2-ounce serving. It is recommended that women consume 75 to 120 milligrams of vitamin C. A 1/2-ounce serving of lemon juice provides 5 to 8 percent of the recommended intake of vitamin C.

Help Reduce Sugar Intake – Because of its natural tartness, lemon juice can also replace added sugar in some foods. This not only leads to fewer calories consumed, it also reduces your added sugar consumption, which can lead to weight gain.

Coriander belongs to the apiaceous family, popularly known as the carrot family. This family comprises many other notable and good-for-health plants like celery, parsley, cumin, parsnip and of course carrot.

Considering the loads of medicinal properties offered by this herb, coriander is nothing short of a wonder food. So, let’s look into some of the health benefits of coriander:

Aids Digestion – Coriander leaves help in digestion and prevents flatulence when taken with hot water. They also aid proper secretion of enzymes and digestive juices in the stomach and prevent anorexia. Coriander leaves are a good source of roughage and fiber too, thus relieving gastrointestinal problems.

Great source of Minerals and Vitamins – Coriander is a great source of essential minerals and vitamins. Being rich in iron, coriander helps people with lower hemoglobin level and cures anemia. Magnesium, found in coriander, helps in proper functioning of nervous system and strengthens the bones. Coriander juice is known to be a good source of vitamins A, B and C.

Acts as Anti-oxidant – Coriander contains anti-oxidants which promote a healthy body. Anti-oxidants are molecules which constrain oxidation of other molecules in the body. They help in prevention of heart related risks. Anti-oxidants have also been found helpful in preventing neural diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Coriander helps fight for Obesity and Diabetes – Coriander has been found to work wonders for obese and diabetic people. It helps in the reduction of fats and thus aids weight loss. When eaten fresh and raw, coriander tremendously reduces sugar level. Raw chewing of coriander leaves also help people suffering from bronchitis and asthma.

This aromatic and fresh Lemon Coriander Soup is a healthy dish to add to your daily meal schedule.

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