It’s shocking how much salt (sodium-chloride) is packed into soups. At Panera, a cup of Garden Vegetable Soup has 750 milligrams of sodium. That’s half our allotment for the entire day, says the American Heart Association. A can of Campbell’s “Healthy Request” Chicken Noodle Soup has 820 milligrams of sodium. Healthy? Not even close. And these salt licks are not outliers. They’re typical in America.
Low-Sodium Soup Recipes
The 6 low-sodium soup recipes in this article were created by the talented chefs at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. They have all the savory deliciousness we love about soups, but with only about 100 milligrams of sodium, or less, per cup. Plus, each is full of super-nutritious ingredients like beans and vegetables. Made Pritikin-style, soup truly is good food.
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Ajiaco is a zesty, substantial stew that often features a variety of Caribbean root vegetables.
Lebanese Lentil Soup
This Lebanese Lentil Soup is a pleasing, earthy balance of beans, simple vegetables, garlic, and herbs.
Tomato Saffron Soup with Orange Essence
Here’s a bit of heaven! A delicately complex combination of citrus, tomatoes, anise, saffron, and basil.
Barley Vegetable Soup
If you want food that’s good for blood pressure, your heart, and shedding weight, this soup’s for you. Did you know that barley lowers cholesterol?
Heirloom Bean Soup
Beans are superb at reducing cholesterol. Enjoy this Heirloom Bean Soup to your heart’s content!
Spicy Seafood Soup
Shrimp, scallops, fennel, garlic, and more! Here’s a hands-down favorite at the Pritikin Longevity Center.