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Fava Bean Soup with Spicy Greens for Diabetes

Fava beans are one of my absolute favorites because of their buttery texture and nutty flavor. This soup shows off them off brilliantly with its rich creamy body and spicy hot greens. And what good medicine: beans rope, wrangle and hog-tie those blood sugar spikes for a full day after you eat them.

Rosemary Mushroom Bolognese Stew with White Beans

Join me for a mid-winter meal in Italy . . . and you can fight diabetes at the same time. The deep tones of red wine, earthy mushrooms, rich bone broth and pungent herbs create an irresistible base for these creamy white beans and sweet tomatoes. Beans are a diabetes healing superfood because they slow digestion, prevent blood sugar spikes for hours and help normalize blood pressure. And they’re joined by chromium-packed onions and anti-inflammatory garlic, which also speed diabetes healing. It’s a great soup to freeze in individual portions for fast access to slow food.

Edamame Gazpacho

Gazpacho is my favorite summer soup and with the addition of diabetes superfood edamame this refreshing meal is teeming with vitamins, antioxidants and deliciousness. Eating raw foods are one of the best things you can do for your body and with this easy recipe you’ll see exactly why.

This soup is even better the next day but keep in mind it will get spicier. Add cilantro when processing if you like or try different veggies like carrot, celery or roasted peppers.

Lightening-Quick Hearty Lentil Soup

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.

Lightening-Quick Hearty Lentil Soup

Roll back diabetes with lentil power! You get quick preparation, home-cooked flavor and abundant herb seasonings in this great alternative to canned lentil soup. Make a bunch to store in the freezer to heat up and chase the cold from you bones when winter drags on. Lentils are blood-sugar-balancing superstars, and their folate protects hearts from diabetic complications. The vegetables and herbs fight inflammation, a root cause of diabetes.

New England Clam Chowder with White Beans and Spin...

New England Clam Chowder with White Beans and Spinach

Curry Chicken Soup with Sweet Potato and Peas

Three comfort foods in one diabetes-mending dish! Grandma’s tender chicken, filling sweet potatoes, and golden curry simmer in a zesty and aromatic coconut milk soup. Serve it piping hot to release all of these spectacular flavors. As always, the grass-fed chicken supplies abundant omega-3 oils that stabilize blood sugar and help you shed weight. And coconut oil gives you quick energy without the insulin spike. That’s another great reason to slurp up this amazing soup!

Diabetes-Diminishing Seafood Bisque

Reduce the risk of diabetes with this intensely-flavored, velvety soup. Wild salmon, shrimp, onions, garlic and yogurt keep your blood sugar on an even keel and reduce insulin resistance, while the protein ensures your meal will break down slowly and give you steady energy throughout the day.

Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup

In the fall, I make a big batch of this diabetes-healing soup and stock it in the freezer. That’s because I love the deeply warming nature and hearty flavor of this soup. And because I’m a great fan of stable blood sugar. Split peas are experts at slowing digestion and switching off the glucose spike/crash cycle, leaving you with some solid energy for hours. Enjoy!

Hearty Miso Soup with Grilled Salmon and Lemon Bas...

Systemic inflammation helps create diabetes, and this exquisite dish is chock full of potent anti-inflammatories that help heal diabetes, thanks to the salmon, onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, chili and broccoli. They are joined by barley, which is a wiz at reducing glucose and insulin response. So enjoy this succulent salmon accented by earthy miso, pungent ginger and the spicy kick of chili.

Broccoli Soup with Leeks and Yogurt for Diabetes

A comforting bowl of this hearty soup provides major amounts of broccoli, which protects your body for all kinds of diabetes complications. In addition, broccoli’s and onions’ chromium lowers blood sugar and deflates that pesky insulin resistance. So fill up on this deeply nourishing soup and banish the blood sugar blues!