Tuscan Bean Soup (6×6 Oz) by Alessi
Traditional. There is nothing quite as satisfying as a bowl of rich, hearty soup. Soups are eaten in almost every corner of the world and over the years, certain soups have become associated with particular countries. Italy is no exception with several regions boasting claim to some of the world’s best soups. The White Bean Soups of Tuscany are unforgettable, white beans in a rich, thick broth laden with the taste of vegetables such as carrots, peas, zucchini, broccoli and garlic. The taste of this rustic, yet elegant Tuscan classic will long be remembered.
People today eat soup for different reasons than they did yesteryear. Once considered an inexpensive meal for the poor, soup has become popular among the health conscious consumers of today. There is a saying about soups in Southern Italy that translates to: Soup does seven things. It relieves your hunger, quenches your thirst, fills your stomach, cleans your teeth, makes you sleep, helps you digest and colors yours cheeks. Give Alessi Tuscan Bean Soup a try and let us know if the old saying might still prove to be right.
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Have Fiber for Good Health
Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods. They are usually the walls of the plant cells, skins and seeds. Due to refining of foods much of the fiber has been lost in our diets causing digestive problems and overall poor health.
How does fiber help your digestive tract? It absorbs water when it moves through the digestive tract and forms bulk in the intestines. This will soften stool and help food move faster through the digestive system.
Also, according to the American Dietetic Association a healthy adult needs 20g-35g of fiber per day. However the average person is only consuming 14-15 grams. This is leading to digestive problems and contributing to the growing problem of obesity. Research is uncovering proof that fiber is helpful in prevention and relief from a variety of serious diseases.
Easy ways to increase fiber: Eating brown whole wheat bread instead of refined white bread and
include more lentils, fruits and vegetables in your diet. Hence, eating daily recommended levels of fiber can prevent many health problems.