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Summer Soup Recipes: An Expert Weighs in on 13 Healthy Soup Options

June 22, 2022
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Team NutriSense
Natalie Krafft

Summertime is upon us! And although soup may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a cool, refreshing meal, a surprising number of cold soup recipes make for a summer meal.

Soup is estimated to have originated in China as far back as 20,000 BC, and it’s since made its way into almost every culture worldwide. 

To help you make the most of the warmer weather, we asked Carlee Hayes, RDN, CD, and Nutrition Manager here at NutriSense, to share a few of her favorite summer soup recipes. They'll help you stay cool and get the nutrients your body needs. Read on to find out more about the soups she recommended.

13 Summer Soups we Love

From gazpacho to creamy avocado soup, there are many unique ways to prepare your summer vegetables into a hearty and flavorful meal. 

Summer may call for cold soups most of the time, but there are a few hot ones we love that can still hit the spot in warmer weather. 

We’ve chosen various flavors and styles so almost anyone can find a new soup to enjoy with friends and family. We've got you covered whether you’re looking for hot or cold soups, plant-based options, low-carb, or gluten-free recipes. 

1) Chilled Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

two bowls of tomato soup

This cold, refreshing soup is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors and is full of vitamins and minerals. Pair it with some whole grain crackers for the perfect crunch.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch rounds
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1½ cups orange juice, preferably not from concentrate
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons salt
  • 10 leaves fresh basil, plus more for garnishing soup
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

What Carlee Thinks

This soup is an excellent combination of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. To improve the nutrient density of this dish, consider swapping the heavy cream for coconut milk or good-quality whole milk! 

I’d recommend using fresh-squeezed orange juice and omitting the added sugar to make it more glucose-friendly, as added sugars are more likely to cause higher blood sugar responses.

To make this soup part of a balanced meal, pair it with a high-quality protein source (think grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu) and eat that portion first. It's an easy way to mitigate larger blood sugar spikes!

2) Summer Vegetable Soup

This hearty soup is filled with nutritious vegetables and a great plant-based protein and fiber source. Try making it on a rainy summer night for the perfect comfort meal. 

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (15 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled red potato
  • 1/2 cup cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

What Carlee Thinks

This soup is full of nutritious vegetables, fiber, and plant-powered protein, making it a great choice for anyone looking for an easy meal to throw together. To make this a part of a balanced meal, pair it with your favorite protein food!

3) Watermelon Gazpacho

two bowls of gazpacho with veggies

This unique take on a Spanish classic is a light, refreshing lunch or snack option to try out on a hot summer day. It has the perfect combination of fresh fruits and vegetables packed with crisp flavors.

Ingredients

  • 4 Heaping cups cubed, seedless watermelon
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • ⅓ cup chopped green onions, diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Small handful basil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ jalapeño pepper, optional
  • Diced avocado, optional
  • Microgreens, optional for garnish

What Carlee Thinks

This gazpacho recipe is an easy way to add extra vegetables into your diet without even noticing! Research shows that vinegar consumption before meals may even help mitigate glucose spikes, so this is a perfect soup to have before the main meal to reap those benefits.

4) Asparagus Soup

This creamy, vegetable-packed soup makes for a tasty, satiating, low-calorie meal. It makes for a great afternoon snack or can even be a side dish to pair with your meal.

Ingredients

  • Trimmed stems from 2 pounds asparagus, roughly chopped
  • Green tops of 1 large leek, rinsed of sand and grit
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, rinsed of sand and grit and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 1 pound)
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 to 7 cups asparagus broth
  • 2 pounds asparagus, woody ends trimmed and used for broth
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • Half of a lemon, cut into wedges
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Fresh shaved or grated parmesan cheese for garnish, optional

What Carlee Thinks

This soup is another great way to sneak more vegetables into your diet to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Asparagus is high in fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K and is a great vegetable to add to your diet.

5) Cold Avocado Soup

a bowl of avocado soup topped with seeds

This thick and creamy cold soup, full of protein and healthy fats, is a great summertime option.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Hass avocado ripe, diced (6 ounces without refuse)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro plus a few leaves for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ cup cold water plus more as needed

What Carlee Thinks

The healthy fats from the avocado pair very nicely with the protein from the Greek yogurt to make for a nutritious and satisfying meal that won’t spike your blood sugar. Avocados are a great source of potassium, folate, and monounsaturated fats.

6) Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

a bowl of chicke and corn soup

This sweet and satisfying take on chicken soup is delicious and easy to make. It’s sure to hit the spot after a long day and is full of comforting flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 medium chicken breast
  • ½ cup fresh corn kernel
  • 1.5 cup creamed corn
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onion for garnishing

What Carlee Thinks

This chicken soup recipe is an excellent source of high-quality protein and carbohydrates, and it’s as easy as adding a few simple ingredients to your shopping list. 

You can even easily add in a few more vegetables to up the vitamin and mineral content! 

Consider adding in some leafy greens like chopped kale or spinach to balance out the starches from the corn.

7) Summer Squash Soup

This rich and flavor-packed soup will satisfy your craving for a hearty, comforting meal, even when it’s hot outside. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 cups finely diced yellow summer squash
  • 1 cup peeled and diced Yukon gold potato
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk plus extra for topping
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro for topping

What Carlee Thinks

Squash is full of essential vitamins, so this recipe is a great thing to throw together now and then to ensure you’re getting them in your diet. The many herbs and spices don’t only add flavor. They also have many health benefits and can even help regulate blood sugar.

8) Mediterranean White Bean Soup

two bowls of white bean soup

This vegan soup is full of protein, fiber, and delicious flavor. Surprise your house guests with this flavorful soup that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 to 3 large carrots chopped
  • 2 to 3 celery rib chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (15-ounce) canned white beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped, for serving
  • Grated parmesan cheese for serving (omit if vegan)

What Carlee Thinks

This soup is a great option for anyone, not just vegans and vegetarians, as it’s full of nutritious protein and fiber and is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Celery is also great for keeping your blood sugar levels steady. Remember that beans are a source of carbohydrates, so opt for a moderate portion of this soup and pair it with your favorite protein food or a leafy green salad!

9) Spicy Zucchini Soup

This zucchini soup can be served hot or cold and is a great way to add a little spice to your day. 

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño chile, chopped, seeds, stems, and ribs removed and discarded
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds zucchini, chopped (skin on), about 5 to 6 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups day-old bread, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock (use vegetable stock for vegan option)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish), optional

What Carlee Thinks

This soup is another great source of essential nutrients and can make for a great meal when paired with a high-quality source of protein. Try cutting up some lean chicken to toss in or eat on the side to balance this meal.

10) Veggie Tortilla Soup

a bowl of tortilla soup

This vegetarian take on a timeless tortilla soup is earthy and full of yummy herbs and spices. The black beans are a great source of protein and fiber, and the Tex-Mex flavors will satisfy your spicy cravings. 

Ingredients

  • 2 mild dried chili peppers* or 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder, to taste
  • 1 can (15-ounce) diced or crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted if possible
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow or red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt, more to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans (15-ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 4 cups (32-ounce) vegetable broth
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into 2-inch long, ¼-inch-wide strips
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish options: Thinly sliced and roughly chopped radish, diced ripe avocado, crumbled feta cheese, or drizzle of sour cream

What Carlee Thinks

It's a great vegetarian option full of all the macronutrients most people need for a balanced diet. Black beans are high in protein, calcium, and phosphorus. This is a higher carbohydrate soup, so it might be best to time this around times of best insulin sensitivity, such as after exercise or earlier in the day (think lunchtime meal!).

11) Simple Summer Corn Soup

This simple corn soup is fun to make at home and full of delicious creamy flavor. It can easily be made as a vegan dish, but you can also add dairy products if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 small red potatoes (quartered)
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 ears corn (kernels sliced off)
  • 2 cups low sodium veggie broth
  • 2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk (or regular milk if not vegan)
  • 2 to 3 stalks green onions (for garnish, chopped)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor

What Carlee Thinks

This tasty soup is great as a treat on special occasions, but be sure to be mindful of portion sizes as it contains high levels of carbohydrates. To help regulate blood sugar levels, toss in chunks of tofu, ground beef/pork, or chicken to boost the protein content, or pair it with a side salad with a vinaigrette for a balanced meal!

12) Summer Borscht

a bowl of borsch

This easy and elegant borscht recipe is full of flavor and is refreshing to snack on during a hot afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 4 (about 1 1/2 pounds) red beets peeled if desired and coarsely chopped
  • 3 (about 7 ounces) carrots coarsely chopped
  • 2 (about 4 ounces) celery stalks chopped
  • 1 small onion coarsely chopped
  • One can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste
  • To serve
  • Heavy cream or sour cream (optional)
  • Chives, snipped (optional)

What Carlee Thinks

Beets are high in fiber and vitamin C, and adding them into your diet via a tasty soup is an easy way to take advantage of these nutrients and get some extra veggies on your plate. 

13) Chilled Minestrone Soup

This classic soup is easy to throw together and full of all the flavors you know and love. Plus, the chilled version is a great dinner option that will keep you full on a summer night.  

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried flageolets, rinsed and picked over; discard cracked ones
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half
  • One 3/4-ounce bunch marjoram
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
  • 6 large patty pan squashes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling (optional)
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 large, or 1 small, bulb fennel, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 3 thin carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick circles
  • 1 1/2 quarts canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 ear corn, kernels removed
  • 1 to 2 young small zucchini, quartered and cut into 1/3-inch-thick quarter moons
  • 1/4 pound mixed fresh green beans, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • Basil puree, optional

What Carlee Thinks

Minestrone is rich in fiber, supporting gut health and digestion. This recipe is a great option to boost your veggie intake and can be a satisfying way to batch cook for the work week!

The Research on Healthy Soups and Blood Sugar Levels

a bowl of noodle soup and a spoon

Soup can be a quick, easy, and nutritious meal or snack year-round. There are endless styles and variations of soup, but it’s essential to keep blood sugar in mind, especially if you’re at risk of diabetes.

One thing to note is that starches such as potatoes and corn, common ingredients found in soups, can lead to blood sugar spikes, so adding additional sources of fiber and protein to your soup can help blunt these spikes.

Soups with high fiber content or added protein can often be good options for stabilizing your blood sugar, as they take longer for the body to digest and are very satiating. Luckily, it’s easy to customize any soup to your liking to ensure it has a healthy balance of these nutrients.

Many soups are also high in sodium, so preparing a healthy soup at home is an excellent option as it allows you to control the added amount. Salt may not affect your blood sugar, but eating too much of it can lead to conditions such as high blood pressure.

How to Make Your Soup Healthier

Making homemade soup from scratch has several benefits. For one, if you have extra vegetables piled up in your fridge, tossing them into a soup is a great way to add fiber and vitamins into your diet while not letting food go to waste. 

Making your meal at home also allows you to control the amount of butter, oil, and salt that goes into it, which can be helpful for anyone looking to limit their intake of those ingredients. Here are a few more easy tricks to turn any soup into a healthier meal.

  • Add in extra leafy green and non-starchy vegetables for antioxidants, fiber, and increased vitamin and mineral content
  • Add in your protein of choice (high-quality proteins like lean chicken breast or other minimally processed options) to give your soup a new twist and to make it more filling
  • Swap out sour cream for plain Greek yogurt as a garnish on top for a balancing addition of acid, and a higher protein content
  • Swap out the heavy cream for coconut milk for an alternative if you’re dairy-free

Soup Sides we Love

a bowl of warm soup with sides

You can have many healthy additions as a side dish to complement your healthy soup. For example, the classic soup and salad combination is a great way to increase your intake of leafy greens. Aim to steer clear of refined carbs from things like croutons and instead swap them out for crunchy vegetables or homemade cheese crackers.

  • A handful of nuts such as almonds or pecans
  • A side salad with a light dressing and non-starchy vegetables like onions, cucumbers, and tomato
  • High-fiber crackers topped with cheese
  • A side of chicken, steak, or tofu (can also be tossed into a salad)

Optimize Your Nutrition with NutriSense

Nutrition is one of the most important factors for our overall health and making sure to get sufficient macro and micronutrients can make a huge difference in how you feel.

If you’re interested in seeing how nutrition affects your body, using a CGM from NutriSense’s CGM program can help you see which dietary choices influence your blood sugar and learn how to create smarter eating habits.

NutriSense members can also work closely with their own credentialed dietitian to get expert guidance on eating patterns and learn how to meet their health goals using real data. See how the NutriSense program can help you optimize your health today.

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Does Eating Too Much Sugar Affect Your Skin?
Does Eating Too Much Sugar Affect Your Skin?

As great as sugar tastes, including too much of it in your diet can lead to certain health problems. Read on to learn more about the role sugar plays in keeping your skin healthy.

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14 Health and Nutrition Podcasts Recommended by Dietitians
14 Health and Nutrition Podcasts Recommended by Dietitians

Read on to see which podcasts our dietitians recommend if you’re interested in learning more about nutrition and health.

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Does Nicotine Affect Blood Glucose?
Does Nicotine Affect Blood Glucose?

Nicotine is a chemical in tobacco that can affect your health in various ways. Read our article to learn how it impacts blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.

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Why Everyone, Including Healthy People Should Use CGMs
Why Everyone, Including Healthy People Should Use CGMs

CGMs are now an excellent tool for anyone who wants to optimize their metabolic health. Read on to find out more about the benefits CGMs can have for healthy people!

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Why Do People Need to Lose Weight Before Bariatric Surgery?
Why Do People Need to Lose Weight Before Bariatric Surgery?

Although bariatric surgery can be an effective way to lose weight and improve health for people who are obese, it’s a major decision. Find out what lifestyle changes you need to make before going under the knife.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Favorite Grilling Recipes
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Favorite Grilling Recipes

Excited to fire up the grill this summer? Read on to learn if grilling is healthy for you plus check out the NutriSense Nutrition Team's favorite grilling recipes for the season.

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How a Healthy Gut Improves Blood Sugar
How a Healthy Gut Improves Blood Sugar

Did you know that your gut health can impact your blood glucose levels? Explore ways to improve your gut health for optimal glucose levels.

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Living With Autoimmune Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Living With Autoimmune Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can cause swelling and joint pain. Learn more about how it develops and how other health conditions affect its onset.

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13 Best Weight Loss Apps to Consider
13 Best Weight Loss Apps to Consider

We’ve hand-picked the best weight loss apps available. Here are the thirteen best weight loss apps.

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What is Red Light Therapy?
What is Red Light Therapy?

An emerging treatment, red light therapy promises to prevent and treat the signs of aging and other skin issues. Read on to find out more.

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Diets People are Most Likely to Give Up On [+Tips to Stick with Them]
Diets People are Most Likely to Give Up On [+Tips to Stick with Them]

Struggling to stick with a health-promoting diet? Here’s how to make it enjoyable so you can reap the benefits.

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Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation
Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation

VP of Health and co-founder of NutriSense Kara Collier discusses reaching optimal health through blood sugar regulation, what a continuous glucose monitor is, and who might benefit from using it.

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How to Turn Your Idea into a 120 Person Team with Dan Zavorotny
How to Turn Your Idea into a 120 Person Team with Dan Zavorotny

In this episode of Zero to CEO, Jason Sherman talks to Dan Zavorotny about how to turn your idea into a 120 person team in 2.5 years.

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A Breakdown of Body Mass Index (BMI)
A Breakdown of Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index is a term you may have seen tossed around quite a bit in the health world. You may know that it’s a way to measure body fat, but with so many new tests for measuring overall fitness and health, is BMI still reliable?

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Glucose-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy This Memorial Day
Glucose-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy This Memorial Day

If you're watching your glucose levels, traditional BBQ staples may not be the best choice. Here are some recipes that will help you enjoy a Memorial Day meal without a blood sugar spike.

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Taking Mental Health Online: Tips & Tools for Self-Care
Taking Mental Health Online: Tips & Tools for Self-Care

Mental health has a significant impact on your overall health; here are tips, tools, and apps to improve your mental wellbeing.

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Can You Check Your Blood Sugar at Home Without a Meter
Can You Check Your Blood Sugar at Home Without a Meter

Living with diabetes can be a challenge, especially when it comes to keeping your blood sugar levels regulated. Learn if you can check your blood sugar at home without a meter.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Sunscreen for all Skin Types
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Sunscreen for all Skin Types

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to make sure you have the tools you need to protect yourself from sunburn and sun damage. But how do you choose the right one for adequate sun protection?

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Japanese Water Therapy & Weight Loss: What’s the Deal? 
Japanese Water Therapy & Weight Loss: What’s the Deal? 

Learn how Japanese water therapy can help with weight loss, energy levels, and detoxification.

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9 Daily Routines to Reconsider for Better Health
9 Daily Routines to Reconsider for Better Health

Do you often feel anxious or upset but can’t pinpoint the cause of your low mood? Here's how to reconsider a few common routines and then work on small changes around them to build good habits.

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What A Digital Detox Can Do for Your Mental Health
What A Digital Detox Can Do for Your Mental Health

Do you spend all your free time scrolling through social media? If you can’t remember the last time you went offline, you may need a digital detox.

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The 6 Worst Foods for Osteoporosis
The 6 Worst Foods for Osteoporosis

When it comes to bone health, good nutrition is absolutely critical. Read on to learn what osteoporosis is and why some foods may increase your risk of or worsen the condition.

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11 Best Apps for Tracking Fitness
11 Best Apps for Tracking Fitness

Fitness tracking apps give you valuable insights into your exercise routines. Here are the top fitness apps for Android and Apple for this year.

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Why Gardening is so Good for You
Why Gardening is so Good for You

One of the best ways to get all the mental and physical benefits of nature is by flexing your green thumb. Read on to learn more about how gardening can benefit your health.

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8 Common Food Additives and How They Affect Your Health
8 Common Food Additives and How They Affect Your Health

From soft drinks to candies and cereal to salad dressings, many food products contain food additives. Read on to find out more about eight common additives, and how they affect your health.

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Why You're Experiencing Menstrual Cramping Without Your Period
Why You're Experiencing Menstrual Cramping Without Your Period

Many people experience symptoms akin to menstrual cramping even when they are not on their periods. It’s surprisingly common, and various factors can contribute to it. Read on to find out what some of these are.

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The Best Diet to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels
The Best Diet to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Read on to learn more about vitamin D-rich foods and what you should include in your diet to make the most of this vitamin’s health benefits.

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Staying Safe in the Sun: A Breakdown on Sunscreen
Staying Safe in the Sun: A Breakdown on Sunscreen

It’s important to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun’s rays, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to wear sunscreen. But what is sunscreen, and how does it work?

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How Rice Affects Your Blood Glucose Levels
How Rice Affects Your Blood Glucose Levels

The world loves rice. It’s a staple food in many cultures and can have various health benefits for some. But does it cause your glucose to spike?

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Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain and Fitness With Continual Glucose Monitors
Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain and Fitness With Continual Glucose Monitors

Kara Collier and Dan Zavorotny talk continuous glucose monitors on the Mind Pump podcast.

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Dry Needling: Can it Really Help with Muscle Pain?
Dry Needling: Can it Really Help with Muscle Pain?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by physical therapists and healthcare practitioners in an effort to alleviate pain and help restore movement in the body. Read on to find out more.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Healthiest Fast Food Choices
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Healthiest Fast Food Choices

Wondering what the healthiest fast food options are?  Here are some of the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants, according to dietitians.

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Here’s What a Realistic Weight Loss Timeline Looks Like
Here’s What a Realistic Weight Loss Timeline Looks Like

Many people try crash diets to lose weight fast, which may provide some short term results but don't work for the long haul. Here is a realistic timeline for healthy weight loss.

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9 Great Apps to Track Nutrition
9 Great Apps to Track Nutrition

Tracking nutrition has never been easier due to instant access to nutrition tracking apps. Here are the best ones.

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6 Popular IBS-Friendly Diets
6 Popular IBS-Friendly Diets

Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome, and see what popular IBS-friendly diets people follow to ease their symptoms.

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What You Need to Know About Neuropathy
What You Need to Know About Neuropathy

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can cause pain, discomfort, and interfere with daily tasks. Explore effective ways to prevent and manage it.

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The Health Benefits of Adding Fermented Foods to Your Diet
The Health Benefits of Adding Fermented Foods to Your Diet

Fermented foods have a range of health benefits. Read on to learn more about what they are and why you should be adding them to your diet.

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13 Healthy Ways to Relieve Stress
13 Healthy Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress can negatively affect your entire body. Here are thirteen different ways to reduce stress in your life.

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Best Physical and Mental Health Apps Available in 2022
Best Physical and Mental Health Apps Available in 2022

Here are the eleven best physical and mental health apps available in the app store.

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Improving Metabolic Health with Carlee Hayes
Improving Metabolic Health with Carlee Hayes

On this episode of Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli, Carlee Hayes, Nutrition Manager at NutriSense, discusses the company’s digital platform that aims to help others discover and reach their health potential.

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Carlee Hayes talks Metabolic Health with Rejuvenaging
Carlee Hayes talks Metabolic Health with Rejuvenaging

In this episode of Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser, Carlee explains how to cut through the online nutrition industry's noise, why we shouldn't look for a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition, and how CGMs work.

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Fruit Juice or Whole Fruit? What You Should Pick and Why
Fruit Juice or Whole Fruit? What You Should Pick and Why

Should you be drinking your fruits? Read on to find out more about juicing, whole fruits, and why one may be better for you than the other.

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Meet the Blood-Glucose Friendly Rambutan: What It Is and How to Eat It
Meet the Blood-Glucose Friendly Rambutan: What It Is and How to Eat It

Do you know what a rambutan is? Learn more about this blood-glucose-friendly tropical fruit and why you should add it to your diet.

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Organ Meats: Should You Be Adding Them to Your Diet?
Organ Meats: Should You Be Adding Them to Your Diet?

Learn about the health benefits and risk factors of adding organ meats to your meals, and try our favorite recipes using these nutritional treasure troves. 

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Five Cancer Research Developments of the Last Five Years
Five Cancer Research Developments of the Last Five Years

Read on to learn more about five of the most promising developments in cancer research.

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A Quick Look at Meditation and Blood Glucose 
A Quick Look at Meditation and Blood Glucose 

Learn more about meditation, how it positively impacts blood sugar, and how you can start incorporating it into your routine.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Tasty, Nutritious Salads You'll Love
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Tasty, Nutritious Salads You'll Love

Salads don't have to be boring! Our Nutrition Team recommends nine delicious, nutritious salads to help you find your favorite.

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Do You Need More Vitamin D?
Do You Need More Vitamin D?

Most people get the vitamin D they need from exposure to sunlight, but if you don't spend enough time outdoors, you may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient. Read our article to learn more.

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Your Mother's Day Gift Guide
Your Mother's Day Gift Guide

Can't decide on the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Pick from a list of ideas to find a healthy, but still exciting gift this year.

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Can Soy Really Prevent Diabetes?
Can Soy Really Prevent Diabetes?

Some research suggests that eating soy may reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Read on to learn whether that's true and find out more about the other health benefits of soy.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Celiac Disease
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Celiac Disease

Did you know that 23.5 million Americans live with autoimmune conditions? Learn more about the symptoms and causes of celiac disease and what you can do about it.

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Positive Thinking May Affect More Than Your Mental Health 
Positive Thinking May Affect More Than Your Mental Health 

It's no secret that positive thinking can improve your mood and help you cope with difficult situations. Review our article to see how a positive outlook may also benefit your physical health.

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The Best Diet for Menstruation
The Best Diet for Menstruation

When it comes to your menstrual cycle, what you eat can significantly impact how you feel. Read on to learn more about the best foods to add to your diet to help during that time of the month.

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9 Unusual Health Conditions You May Not Know About
9 Unusual Health Conditions You May Not Know About

Though most of us may never encounter these, these health conditions are still fascinating to learn more about. Read our article to find out more about nine of the most fascinating, unusual health conditions.

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The Positive Impact Weight Lifting Has on Blood Sugar 
The Positive Impact Weight Lifting Has on Blood Sugar 

Here is everything you need to know about the relationship between weight lifting and blood sugar.

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Two to 80 Employees in Just Two Years
Two to 80 Employees in Just Two Years

In this 20-minute conversation, Dan shares how he’s putting a Rockstar in every seat. And mistakes to avoid along the way.

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Understanding how Glucose Effects our Metabolic Health with Kara Collier
Understanding how Glucose Effects our Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

Kara, registered dietitian, and co-founder of NutriSense, discusses how blood glucose levels are a core marker of metabolic health. She dives into the health consequences of fluctuating blood glucose levels, and what levels to look fasted compared to post-meal.

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Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier
Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

Today on the podcast, Kara Collier, RDN, LDN, CNSC, discusses revolutionizing preventative healthcare. It’s her mission to empower people with the knowledge to effectively monitor, optimize, and sustain their own metabolic health.

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11 Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips for Men
11 Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips for Men

Losing weight is typically easier for men than women, biologically speaking, but it's still challenging! Here are 11 simple yet effective tips for losing weight for men.

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What are the Best Times to Eat for Losing Weight?
What are the Best Times to Eat for Losing Weight?

Review our helpful article where we discuss the best times to eat if you are trying to lose weight.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Books on Metabolic Health
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Books on Metabolic Health

Whether you're looking for weight loss tips or to learn more about metabolism, a little reading material can go a long way. To help you get started, here’s some books on metabolic health, recommended by our Nutrition Team.

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Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT): Can It Replace Your Workout?
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT): Can It Replace Your Workout?

NEAT can’t replace the benefits of intense cardio or strength-training workouts but like any physical activity, it has many overall health and fitness benefits. Read on to find out everything you need to know about NEAT.

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NutriSense CGM Program Review
NutriSense CGM Program Review

On this week's episode, Shannon describes the comfort, cost, usability, and education she experienced using the continuous glucose monitor program from NutriSense.

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Track Your Health in Real-Time with Dan Zavorotny
Track Your Health in Real-Time with Dan Zavorotny

On this episode of the Making Bank podcast, Dan Zavorotny discusses how he started the company “NutriSense” and how it reached a 150 million dollar valuation in 26 months.

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Can a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Help You Lose Weight?
Can a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Help You Lose Weight?

Carlee Hayes talks to This Podcast Burns Fat! about the important role blood sugar plays in weight management.