Fall is soup season, and there are plenty of ways to pack more nutrients into your favorite varieties. Instead of bulking up your soups with cream, for example, add pureed sweet potato instead. Not only are you getting less fat, but the potassium in sweet potatoes will help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke. Talk about a win-win.
Also, if you’re buying ready-made soup from the store, it’s a good idea to check the sodium level — always choose low-sodium varieties.