Is eating meat more nutritious or drinking soup more nutritious?

According to tradition, from winter to Spring Festival, it is a suitable time to nourish. How can we supplement it? Many people choose to cook soup.

My wife cooks chicken soup, broth and fish soup every day. She said it was especially nourishing and forced me to drink it together. However, she only drinks soup, and does not eat any meat or vegetables in it. She says it is dregs, which is meaningless. So much fish has been thrown away, so she drinks some soup. Isn’t this a waste?

Nutrition experts on TV said that cooking soup is not nourishing at all. Protein and iron are all in meat, and meat is necessary to supplement nutrition. It seems that my soup is white-boiled? However, some people also said that cooking soup is really beneficial. It takes four hours to cook it, so that all the essence in the meat can be integrated into the soup…….

Is it useful or useless to drink chicken soup, broth and fish soup? Do you want to eat the dregs? Many people are entangled with this.

Whether the soup is good or the meat is good depends on the application to what people and what. Before that, Dr. Clove will help you find out some knowledge points.

Is there what in the meat? Is there what in the soup?

Meat, equal to insoluble part

Meat is made up of muscle fibers, but most of the muscle fiber components are difficult to dissolve. The protein content of meat is 15% ~ 20%.

Soup, equal to soluble part

Soup means that it contains a lot of water. After the meat is stewed, only some soluble substances come out of the meat, such as sarcoplasmic protein, amino acids, peptides, etc. Generally speaking, the protein content in broth and chicken soup is only 1% ~ 2%, which is obviously much less than that in meat.

As for minerals, there is only soluble potassium in the soup, while calcium and iron originally in bones are insoluble in the soup, and it is impossible to contain a lot of calcium and iron in the boiled soup.

Grease, also an insoluble fraction

In addition, because [water and oil are insoluble], there is still a little fat, which will float on the surface of the soup and be drunk by the soup.

Healthy body and normal digestion: drinking soup without meat is a waste.

No matter chicken soup, broth or fish soup, the protein content of the soup is far lower than that of the meat itself.

Don’t worry about the protein that cannot be dissolved out of the meat and cannot be digested by the human body.

Healthy people have teeth, gastric acid, pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin and other enzymes, which can play a good role in digestion. Not to mention soft chicken and fish, even hard beef jerky.

For the vast majority of healthy people with normal digestion and absorption ability, if they only drink chicken soup and broth every day instead of eating pieces of fish and meat, they will get too little protein and will not be able to supplement calcium and iron.

If you only drink soup and throw away the meat and fish, it is not so much a supplement as a waste.

Weakness and dyspepsia: Soup should be drunk instead of meat.

Free amino acids, small peptides, glutamic acid, glutamine, creatine, B vitamins, etc. dissolved in chicken soup and broth can be quickly utilized by patients with weakness and dyspepsia after illness, thus improving appetite and digestion.

Glutamine and glutamic acid

They are all non-essential amino acids and can be used as a rapid energy supply for intestinal cells.

In the case of malnutrition and weakness after surgery and illness, it is helpful for patients to supplement the nutritional ingredients in the soup.

At this time, the energy supply of intestinal cells is often insufficient, resulting in loss of appetite, dyspepsia and even intestinal obstruction in severe cases. Although the protein content of complete meat pieces is higher, they cannot fully digest and absorb the protein due to low digestion and absorption capacity and liver and kidney processing function, which is a burden instead.

This is like saying that a baby less than 6 months old can only digest and absorb the protein with very low content in breast milk (the protein content in human milk is only 1.1% ~ 1.2%, which is about one third of milk). If the baby is directly given spiced beef with protein content exceeding 20%, it will not only fail to supplement nutrition, but will also make the baby sick.

From this point of view, the supply of chicken soup and broth enables the infirm to quickly absorb some nitrogen and feel better in a short period of time. The ancients believed that [drinking soup to nourish] cannot be said to be completely wrong.

Pay attention to these six points when drinking soup.

The delicious chicken soup can really make people feel happy, and there is nothing wrong with people enjoying fresh soup. Just pay more attention to these points:

1. Hyperuricemia or gout: Try not to drink soup or drink less soup;

2. Don’t let go of more salt: the lighter the better, the blood pressure will rise if you drink too much salty soup.

3. Pay attention to skimming off the floating oil: otherwise the health preserving effect is not seen, and a lot of fat is pasted.

4. No soup can supplement calcium: to supplement calcium, you should directly drink milk yogurt, eat bean products, eat green leafy vegetables, or take calcium tablets.

5. Drinking any soup cannot supplement iron: to supplement iron, you should eat red meat, animal blood or animal viscera directly;

6. Do not waste the meat and fish that have been cooked in the soup: Just make another dish. For example, chicken breast, although its delicate flavor is greatly reduced, can be torn into fine shreds, then add some shredded bamboo shoots and cucumber shreds, and mix them with sesame sauce, seafood juice and pepper sesame juice. The nutrition is not wasted at all, and the taste is also very good!