Here's a simple prescription for heart health: a bowl of steaming hot soup. Vegetable-based soups are chock-full of natural "medicine," from system-strengthening vitamins and antioxidants to cholesterol-reducing soluble fiber. They're also low in saturated fat, sodium, and calories. When it comes to the hearty bowlfuls on the following pages, every spoonful helps the medicine go down.
Garlic and Kale Soup (pictured)