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Soup Kitchens (Overview)

Soup kitchens provide food and meals to those in need.


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R voulnteers in soup kitchens gonna get sick?

R voulnteers in soup kitchens gonna get sick?

Unlikely: Not much different than walking around the mall. You will be exposed to many with divergent exposures and backgrounds and might pick up a respiratory infection more likely but this could happen anywhere. If working in a soup kitchen, you are doing a good thing and this is helpful to your psyche and to society. ...Read more

Soup Kitchens (Overview)

Soup kitchens provide food and meals to those in need.


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Why do I feel so good after I volunteer at a soup kitchen? I thought it'd be stressful, but I actually feel less stressed.

Why do I feel so good after I volunteer at a soup kitchen? I thought it'd be stressful, but I actually feel less stressed.

Service to others: Not everybody likes the holidays. A way of dealing with holiday/family stress is giving to others on your own time, your own way, and your own speed. You do it because you wish to, and not out of a sense of moral obligation, which can have nothing whatsoever to do with actual desire. ...Read more

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What are the medicinal effects of shark fin soup?

What are the medicinal effects of shark fin soup?

Toxins: Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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Which homemade soups are the healthiest to prepare?

Which homemade soups are the healthiest to prepare?

Homemade soup: For any foods, seek healthy green vegetables, lean meats such as chicken/turkey, low salt, and low sugars. ...Read more

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Does cabbage soup diet makes you look slimmer?

Does cabbage soup diet makes you look slimmer?

Depends: Black clothing or well cut clothes tend to make one look slimmer. Cabbage soup in combination with a sensible diet will tend to make you slimmer. ...Read more

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Does the cabbage soup diet help thyroid issue?

Does the cabbage soup diet help thyroid issue?

No: It won't do anything to help any known thyroid problem. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i eat vegetable soup or salad?

Is it okay that i eat vegetable soup or salad?

Both are a good: Idea. You will get more live enzymes from eating fresh raw vegetables however. Take care. ...Read more

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Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

BART and cream - NO: Brat diet means you have less fat and protein in it. If you add cream to the soup it defies the purpose of the brat in the first place. So you should avoid it! ...Read more

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Would if be okay to only eat smoothies and soup?

Would if be okay to only eat smoothies and soup?

Balanced diet: It is best to eat a varied and balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, meats, carbohydrates, and dairy. If all of those ingredients are contained in your soup and smoothies, that would be fine. Discuss your detailed diet plan with your doctor or dietician. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

Is it bad to eat soup that has 540 mg of sodium?

It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read more

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