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Warm your heart and soul with a bowl of soup in winter

 [Photo/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Nothing offers more satisfaction than a bowl of hot soup in a frigid winter day. It can fortify you against the cold as well as whet your appetite.

Soup plays a substantial role in everyday health cultivation, especially during winter. Here are three healthy soups help you enjoy a warmer winter.

People usually use animal ingredients, such as beef bone or whole chicken, to provide rich protein and add aroma to the dishes.

1. Stewed cattail in milk soup  (奶汤蒲菜/nǎi tāng pú cài)

Stewed cattail in milk soup  [Photo/WeChat account: jnslyj]

The stewed cattail in milk soup with fresh and light taste is a renowned Jinan delicacy, and is known as the best of Jinan soup.

Take cattail as the main material, with moss vegetables, mushrooms, ham slices, and milk soup cooked.

The dish became popular as early as the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) and has been reported as a representative of Shandong cuisine on the A Bite of China II, a popular documentary featuring Chinese cuisines.

The dish has the effect of cooling and detoxifying. With sea cucumber as material, the dish is quite nutritious and good for your stomach.

2. Shanxian mutton soup (单县羊汤/shàn xiàn yáng tāng)

Shanxian mutton soup  [Photo/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Mutton soup is a common winter soup, as mutton is known to be warm in nature, so it helps warm up the body.

3. Braised beef brisket with radish (萝卜牛腩煲/ luó bō niú nán bǎo)

Braised beef brisket with radish  [Photo/WeChat account: jnslyj]

The braised beef brisket with radish is a popular delicacy in Guangdong province.

In winter, every family will use big white radish and beef brisket with spices and simmer them slowly. The longer the stew is, the stronger the aroma of radish will be.

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