5 Superfood Soup Recipes

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Getting healthy entails more than saying no to those donuts at your morning meeting and hitting the gym four days a week (although that helps). It also means making sure your diet is abundant in superfoods – Mother Nature’s powerhouse crops. And what better way to get those nutrient-packed ingredients than in a delicious, hearty soup?


By tossing fresh vegetables and legumes into a big pot and letting them simmer, you can nourish your body with healthy nutrients that have been linked to lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, blood pressure and high cholesterol. Bonus: Some of these foods may even boost your skin tone and act as a fountain of youth. So what’s not to love? Try these five tasty hot and cold soup recipes.

Avocado for Healthy Cells

Avocados, which are in season right now, are not only rich, creamy and delicious, they also provide a mega dose of healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6. These fats help keep our cells in prime shape. “Every single cell in our bodies – and that would be billions of cells in the skin alone – have membranes that contain fat, and if you’re not getting some of that good healthy fat, those cells are just not as supple as they need to be,” says Anna Thomas, author of Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure, which won the James Beard Award in the category of Healthy Focus. Bonus: Avocados also boost brain health and can lower blood pressure.

3 Secrets for Choosing the Best Rotisserie Chicken at the Store

How can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy?

The rotisserie chickens at the store can make a great, quick dinner for the family. They can also be good pre-made bases for many recipes! But when they're all sitting together in the same case, how can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy? Here are three insider tips for choosing the best chicken.

1. Reach for the Back

Go for a chicken that's in the back of the case. Because the store typically loads the case from behind, you can bet the chickens in the front will have been sitting there the longest.

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