6 Low-Sodium Soup Recipes

There’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of soup on a wintry day.

But there’s nothing worse for your health if that bowl of soup is shot through with salt. Unfortunately, that’s what you usually get in both restaurants and grocery stores in America. Love the soup, but lose the salt. Here are 6 yummy, low-sodium soup recipes.

Heart Healthy Soup Recipes

What palate pleasers! From top left, going clockwise: Barley Vegetable Soup. Lebanese Lentil Soup. Heirloom Bean Soup. Ajiaco Soup. Tomato Saffron Soup with Orange Essence. Spicy Seafood Soup. Who says low-sodium soup recipes are "blah"? Not so at the Pritikin health resort!

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 Soup

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?

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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.

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