Tomato Soup Scientists have said that eating a low calorie soup before a meal could help you manage your weight. This finding was based on a study.

Participants in the study ate low calorie soup before the main dish. They reduced their total calorie intake at lunch (soup plus entrée) by 20 per cent, compared to when they did not eat soup.

Eating low calorie soup before a meal helps cut back on how much food and calories you eat at the meal, Barbara Rolls and other researchers at Penn State found.

The scientists however warned that, “This study expands on previous studies about consuming lower-calorie soup as a way to reduce food intake. However, be careful of higher-calorie, cream-based soups that could actually increase the total calories consumers.”