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Food is Medicine

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Food is Medicine

Hello Loyal Soup People!

In the past two weeks I’ve seen two alarming headlines. The first one from NPR – Bad Diets are Responsible for More Deaths than Smoking. The second, from Fast Company – “Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs. Both articles cite research from world renowned universities. And they say, essentially, the same thing – we need to overhaul our approach to food.

Only now, are we beginning to understand the impact of food choices on our health. The research continues to show that poor food choices drastically increase our chances for contracting all sorts of diseases – from cancer to diabetes to heart disease and more. On the other hand, healthy food choices can help us live long, healthy lives. And the best news of all – it is never too late to change!

The notion of “food as medicine” is taking off. In fact, the 2018 Farm Bill included a $25 million Produce Prescription Program to pilot this model.

Why wait for your next doctor’s visit. You can prescribe yourself a better diet today! What is the best “food prescription?” Increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Avoid processed foods and meats. Start gradually – one meal at a time. The results might astonish you – and your doctor!



*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!

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Marilyn Polon (Soupermom), Co-Founder and CAO (chief anxiety officer) has been worried about Soupergirl since the company launched in 2008. Actually, even before that. Her career has also been random and fascinating. After twenty years as a speech therapist, Soupermom changed careers and became a volunteer coordinator. She then had a wonderful stint as a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She was then dragged out of retirement by her daughter who insisted that they start a soup company. Could that be any more random?

All of the company’s recipes come from Soupermom’s kitchen. Honestly, she’s a testament to the power of healthy eating. Her hobbies include really long hikes, walking, doting on her granddaughters, and coming up with new recipes for Soupergirl. She is also a guru of all things health related but gets the words to every single song she sings incorrect. All of them. Loudly. Lastly, her laugh is contagious.

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