Here’s a great, fresh-tasting alternative to canned lentil soup. It’s a fast, easy way to access all the healing properties of lentils, which are loaded with folate. This B vitamin drives down homocysteine’s ravaging inflammation, and protects the heart and the brain. Folate also improves mood and insomnia. The vegetables and herbs provide antioxidants which neutralize inflammatory and cancer-causing free radicals. And you’ll love the home-cooked flavor.