How to Build a Better Soup Bowl

Use this guide to get the most out of your homemade soup!

You may think soup is only relegated to the winter season but it's also a great choice any time of year since you can add a wide array of fiber-rich vegetables and all kinds of protein, to stay fuller longer. Whenever possible, make your own soup rather than buying canned options which often have a lot of added sodium and preservatives. You can get a hearty meal while clearing out leftovers - you can practically toss anything in to make a delicious soup, and thanks to fitness writer and nutritionist SJ McShane it's easier than ever. Use this printable guide while you grocery shop and put together your next delicious soup bowl to make sure you're using the very best broths, seasonings, and more! 


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Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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