Apples are rich in pectin, a type of dietary fiber that absorbs water in the colon, keeping the stool soft and preventing constipation. Constipation increases pressure on the veins, which can contribute to the development of varicose veins over time. This soup is also rich in flavonoids, which help support the structure of capillaries.
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 medium yellow onions, sliced
1 small leek, chopped
1/2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme
3 organic apples, cut into small dices
6 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until golden.
- Pour in the broth and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Nutrition facts for this Apple and Onion Soup are provided per 100 grams, per recipe (2321 grams), and per portion (387 grams) in the table below. The Percent Daily Values are provided in brackets.