This delicious, hearty lentil soup is a winner in the heart healthy soup recipes due to the ability to lower cholesterol with the high fiber of the lentils. The combination of carrots, potatoes, celery and onions with the lentils gives the hearty flavor to this Greek style soup. In addition, the low-fat olive oil adds just the right amount of richness. This heart healthy soup also helps protect the heart due to the high levels of folic acid and magnesium. Click Here for Recipe
A healthy, heartwarming soup on a chilly day - that is what this satisfying cod fish chowder soup offers. Plus, among the soup recipes, the cod fish chowder leads in attractive flair and style, while supplying a great source of CoQ10 - necessary for heart health. Click Here for Recipe
Butternut squash is a smart, heart healthy choice bringing a mildly sweet tasting flavor addition to this soup recipe. The butternut squash is loaded with powerful natural anti-oxidants, carotenes - including over 300% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A. Due to butternut squash containing zero saturated fats or cholesterol this makes the butternut squash soup recipe a winner for people desiring to control cholesterol. Also, the high fiber content helps lower cholesterol. Click Here for Recipe
The heart health benefits of this refreshing dill cucumber soup is in the main ingredient - the cucumber. Cucumbers have the ability to help maintain proper blood pressure, either lowering high blood pressure or raising low blood pressure. The juice of the cucumber in this dill
cucumber soup is rich in potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. Studies have shown that eating cucumbers help to lower blood pressure by as much as 5.5 points in some hypertension prone individuals when coupled with a diet of low starch and lean proteins. Because of the low calorie and high water content of cucumbers, this dill cucumber soup is an ideal diet recipe for people who are looking to lose weight loss also.
Another plus for the cucumber's positive effects on heart health is the lowering of cholesterol already existing in the body. Cucumbers do not contain cholesterol, yet have the unique effect of altering the biochemical makeup of cholesterol so that excess cholesterol is flushed out of the system rather than being absorbed. Click Here for Recipe
This heart healthy soup helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels due to the abundance of potassium and vitamin B found in the main ingredient-tomatoes. Reducing blood pressure and lowering high choles- terol levels, helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and other potentially life-threatening heart problems. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, sat- urated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Tomatoes are also a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health. In addition, this tomato leek soup recipe contributes to heart health with the leeks aiding in a flavonoid called kaempferol. Kaempferol helps provide protection of the blood vessel lining, also allowing the blood vessels to rest and decreases the risk for hypertension.