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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

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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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Want to boost heart health? Learn which foods reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and which foods add to it.

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9 Weight Management Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight
9 Weight Management Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Weight management is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Here are nine weight management tips.

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Best Hydration Strategies Recommended by Dietitians
Best Hydration Strategies Recommended by Dietitians

Staying hydrated is important. We'll guide you through a few dietitian-endorsed hydration tips that can help you boost your daily fluid intake.

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Does Dehydration Cause High Blood Sugar?
Does Dehydration Cause High Blood Sugar?

Let’s break down just how vital water is for overall health and how dehydration, among other things, can affect blood sugar levels.

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What To Do For Low Blood Sugar At Home
What To Do For Low Blood Sugar At Home

The best way to combat low blood sugar at home is to take a glucose tablet or glucose gel. Here’s what to do with low blood sugar at home.

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The Ultimate Guide to Fiber and its Effect on Metabolic Health
The Ultimate Guide to Fiber and its Effect on Metabolic Health

Ready to learn all about fiber beyond just the basics? In this post, we dive deep into the different kinds of fiber and health benefits of each. From functional fiber to fermentation, we break down all the jargon into a layman's language.

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Is Inflammation Good For Muscle-Building?
Is Inflammation Good For Muscle-Building?

Inflammation can have a negative connotation it comes to your health. But could it actually be a good thing when it comes to muscle-building? Read on to find out.

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Healthy Fourth of July Recipes Recommended by Dietitians
Healthy Fourth of July Recipes Recommended by Dietitians

Check out these healthy Fourth of July recipes plus some tips on keeping blood glucose levels steady through the holiday from the NutriSense Nutrition Team.

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Katie Reines on Managing PCOS and Prediabetes on a Vegan Diet
Katie Reines on Managing PCOS and Prediabetes on a Vegan Diet

Dietitian and author of "Heart Disease Cookbook" Katie Reines discusses using a CGM to help balance blood sugars and hormones to manage and reverse health conditions.

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Linda Salant on Testing a Unique Diet with a CGM
Linda Salant on Testing a Unique Diet with a CGM

Technical writer, competitive ballroom dancer, and seven-year veteran of the carnivore diet, Linda Salant talks about using the CGM to get clarity on how a unique diet could affect blood sugar levels.

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John Shackleton on Using the CGM to Make Smarter Dietary Choices
John Shackleton on Using the CGM to Make Smarter Dietary Choices

Founder of health and fitness brand Shack Fit, John Shackleton is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast. He talks about using the CGM to "check under the hood” and see how his physiology was responding to certain foods.

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Shaye Reynolds on Prioritizing Wellness Without Obsession
Shaye Reynolds on Prioritizing Wellness Without Obsession

Athletic trainer Shaye Reynolds talks about feeling stuck on her health journey, and how NutriSense and the CGM Program helped fine-tune her wellness routine and have a better understanding of her diet and workout practices.

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Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy in the Summer
Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy in the Summer

If you're gearing up to travel or spend more time outdoors this summer, here are a few tips to help you stay safe and hydrated in the sun.

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Christine Aochi on How Using a CGM Helped Stabilize her Blood Sugar Levels
Christine Aochi on How Using a CGM Helped Stabilize her Blood Sugar Levels

When Christine Aochi was diagnosed with prediabetes, she knew she had to start focusing more on her health. She tells us how the CGM and dietitian support with NutriSense helped her to lower her blood glucose levels, lose weight, and enjoy her food.

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Charlotte LaGuardia on Experimenting with a CGM to Learn about Bio-Individuality
Charlotte LaGuardia on Experimenting with a CGM to Learn about Bio-Individuality

Charlotte LaGuardia, MS, CNS, CDN, is the owner of virtual nutrition practice, Thrive East. She talks to us about using data points and experiments with a CGM to make informed decisions about health and wellness.

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Tracey Jacobs on Maximizing Performance with the Help of a Dietitian
Tracey Jacobs on Maximizing Performance with the Help of a Dietitian

Elite athlete and founder of Pure Massage Boulder, Tracey Jacobs is committed to her health. She discusses using the CGM with dietitian support to help maximize performance and elevate her workouts.

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Jennifer Brumit on Aging Gracefully Using a CGM
Jennifer Brumit on Aging Gracefully Using a CGM

Jennifer Brumit loves the CGM because it helps her add to what she already does to stay healthy. She talks about why she thinks everyone should be using one to educate themselves and boost overall wellness.

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Can You Donate Blood if You Have an Autoimmune Disease?
Can You Donate Blood if You Have an Autoimmune Disease?

Donating blood can save a life, and these donations are needed more often than you may think. Read on to learn how autoimmune conditions affect your eligibility to donate.

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Postpartum Nutrition: A Guide to Healthy Eating After Giving Birth
Postpartum Nutrition: A Guide to Healthy Eating After Giving Birth

As a new mom, you may be eager to regain your pre-pregnancy body, but it's essential to take things slow and follow postpartum diet guidelines. Read on to discover dietitian recommended postpartum guidelines to losing weight.

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9 Natural Supplements to Lower Your Blood Sugar
9 Natural Supplements to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Alongside a healthy diet, adding certain nutrients can help with achieving optimal blood glucose levels. Here are nine supplements that help your body do just that!

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14 Common Health Myths Debunked by Dietitians
14 Common Health Myths Debunked by Dietitians

We asked our Nutrition Team to help us debunk 14 popular nutrition and lifestyle myths. Here's what our dietitians—and the research—say about these age-old myths. 

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Is Oatmeal Really That Healthy?
Is Oatmeal Really That Healthy?

You may have always considered oatmeal to be a healthy breakfast option, but is it really that good for you? Let’s break down the different components of oatmeal and find out.

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

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.

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9 Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity
9 Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin resistance can create a variety of health issues and lead to type 2 diabetes. Here are nine effective ways to improve insulin sensitivity for improved metabolic health.

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Improve Gut Health to Improve Brain Function
Improve Gut Health to Improve Brain Function

Did you know your gut influences how well your brain functions? Here are our top dietitian approved tips to boost gut health for improved cognitive functioning.

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A Simple & Effective Tool To Help Balance Your Hormones Stat
A Simple & Effective Tool To Help Balance Your Hormones Stat

Catherine Staffieri discusses the impact of glucose on hormones, perimenopause and menopause, weight loss and the incredible benefits of using a CGM as a tool to help you feel your best.

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The Benefits of Using CGMs in Your Health Coach Practice
The Benefits of Using CGMs in Your Health Coach Practice

To discuss how a health coach can incorporate this in their practice, Health Coach Academy invited Carlee Hayes to the show.

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20 Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts Recommended by Dietitians
20 Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts Recommended by Dietitians

This week, we’ve compiled some of our favorite podcasts that go beyond nutrition. Here are 20 wellness-focused podcasts to add to your queue.

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Are BCAAs Worth It? The Bottom Line on Branched-Chain Amino Acids
Are BCAAs Worth It? The Bottom Line on Branched-Chain Amino Acids

Are BCAAs worth it? This post digs into 30+ years of research to answer this question. The answer may surprise you.

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Science Backed Tips for Menopause-Related Weight Gain
Science Backed Tips for Menopause-Related Weight Gain

Menopause can be a difficult journey, so we've compiled some of the most effective, science backed tips to help you with menopause-related weight gain.

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Help Dad Stay Healthy this Father's Day
Help Dad Stay Healthy this Father's Day

Father’s Day is around the corner, and whether you’re celebrating your dad, a father figure, or another cherished loved one, helping them take care of their health can be the ultimate gift.

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11 Great Low-Carb Snacks to Add to Your Diet [+ 5 Recipes our Dietitians Love]
11 Great Low-Carb Snacks to Add to Your Diet [+ 5 Recipes our Dietitians Love]

Here's a helpful list of some of our favorite low-carb snacks that can help you keep your diet varied and full of healthy nutrients.

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Low Glycemic Index Recipe Ideas Everyone Will Enjoy
Low Glycemic Index Recipe Ideas Everyone Will Enjoy

Whether you're looking for low GI summer snacks or healthy sweet treats, this post has got you covered. Here are tasty low glycemic index recipes everyone will enjoy!

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Do Grapes Raise Blood Sugar Levels?
Do Grapes Raise Blood Sugar Levels?

Wondering if grapes are safe for people with diabetes to include in their diet? Read on to find out.

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The Relationship Between Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
The Relationship Between Cholesterol and Blood Sugar

Cholesterol plays a very important role in the human body, contributing to the structure of the cells, helping with vitamin D synthesis, and also promoting the production of steroid and sex hormones, like cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, and estrogen. But how exactly is cholesterol connected to blood glucose levels?

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20 Questions to Ask Your CGM Provider (with Kara Collier)
20 Questions to Ask Your CGM Provider (with Kara Collier)

We sat down with Kara Collier, our co-founder and VP of Health here at NutriSense, to take a closer look at how CGMs work and what you need to know about these devices before using one.

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Are Carbs and Sugar the Same? 
Are Carbs and Sugar the Same? 

Are carbs and sugar the same? In this post, we break down the key differences between the two and share the benefits of complex carbohydrates.

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Best Recovery Breakfasts to Beat Post-Workout DOMS
Best Recovery Breakfasts to Beat Post-Workout DOMS

Read on to learn more about DOMS, how long it can last, and then pick from our list of the best breakfasts to help beat that post-workout soreness, support muscle building, and encourage fat loss.

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7 Plant-Derived Supplements to Help Lower Blood Sugar
7 Plant-Derived Supplements to Help Lower Blood Sugar

When it comes to lowering blood sugar levels, not all supplements are created equal. From ginseng to aloe vera, here are some of the best supplements to help avoid high blood sugar and encourage blood sugar control.

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Is Bloating After Surgery Normal?
Is Bloating After Surgery Normal?

Bloating that results from a surgery can sometimes be an unexpected part of the recovery process. Is there anything you can do to reduce bloating or prevent it from happening? And what causes this bloating anyway? Read on to find the answer to these questions and much more to help you combat your post-surgery swelling. 

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Is Fiber a Carb? 
Is Fiber a Carb? 

Learn why fiber is classified as a carb and how to increase your intake of this health promoting nutrient.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease 
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Parkinson’s Disease 

Did you know Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease? Read on to learn what it's like living with PD plus discover treatment options.

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An Expert Breaks Down 11 Viral Health Trends
An Expert Breaks Down 11 Viral Health Trends

From rosemary water to dry scooping, should you be trying every new trend that hits TikTok? How can you tell which ones may help and which ones to steer clear of?

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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.