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.

Carrots for Anti-Aging

Carrots can help slow down the hands of time. Famous for their high content of beta-carotene, these crunchy superfoods contain valuable antioxidants. “An antioxidant is a substance that protects cells in the body from damage, and therefore, is vitally important to maintaining good health,” says Ellen Bass, M.D., co-author of the cookbook Students Go Gourmet: Simple Gourmet for Every Day. Specifically, these protectors guard against heart disease, cancer and premature aging of our cells. The vitamin A in carrots also protects the aging of our skin by guarding against sun damage. And cooking these bright orange veggies – like in this soup – only releases more of that anti-aging, beta-carotene goodness.

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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