The leeks and carrots make this soup quite sweet and the oats thicken it up giving it a creamy texture. Oats are so versatile. Containing natural silicon it's said they can protect against hair loss. Personally I think you'd have to eat a lot of oats to fight the battle against natural alopecia but from a health perspective that mightn't be a bad thing. For more immediate benefits this one's good to ease anxiety. Oats are a slow releasing energy carbohydrate, producing serotonin in the brain, a natural precursor sleep. And for the veggies… there's not enough space to tell you the benefits of all of them.
Make sure to use a fresh vegetable stock, either homemade or from the deli. Packaged stocks are usually full of unnecessary preservatives and artificial colours.