It's a hot, humid day. You've just finished an exhausting, depleting run. What's the first food you think of having? Chances are, it's not soup. Even before a hot-weather run, the idea of raising your body temperature is not a desired option. However, as we mentioned on the previous page, soup does have some wonderful nutritional and hydration benefits, both pre- and post-run. So what's a summer runner to do?
Fortunately, there are alternatives that can provide you with some of the benefits of soup, but in a much cooler way.
The most obvious choice, if you're trying to gain some of the previously discussed advantages, is to eat chilled soups. There are a number of chilled soups that are as delicious as they are nutritious. A classic one is gazpacho, a Spanish tomato-based dish. Yogurt-based soups that prominently feature cucumber or avocado are also popular chilled soups to try.
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