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Creamy Asparagus Pea Soup

This soup is perfect for someone who wants the health benefits of green juice, but needs something with a little more oomph. It's packed with two cups of peas and one bunch of asparagus so you'll get a good dose of nutrients in each bite. The light soup is topped with fresh-baked, garlicky croutons. (Discover more delicious springtime asparagus recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.)

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Mexican Street Corn Soup

This recipe is inspired by a street food favorite. Stripping corn off the cob might take a little more effort, but using fresh corn (along with lime juice, and cilantro) will definitely pay off. Trust.

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Do the Jet Lag Workout

Exercising the morning after your arrival can help you adjust to the new time zone faster, says Karyn Esser, Ph.D., a professor of physiology and functional genomics at the University of Florida. That's because your muscles have their own internal clocks, and they respond to movement rather than light, she says. Working out tells them that it's daytime, which lets you sync physiologically to your new time zone. Esser suggests doing some cardio for at least 30 minutes. (Up Next: The Brilliant Way to Cure Jet Lag with Food.)

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Cure Travel Insomnia

The first night of vacation, we tend to sleep 20 to 25 percent less than usual, according to Brown University researchers, who have dubbed this phenomenon "first-night effect." "Part of your brain refuses to drift off, acting as a night watchman to protect you from harm," says Yuka Sasaki, Ph.D., an associate professor at Brown. To trick your mind into letting down its defenses, bring pillowcases from home and put on your usual night cream before bed. The familiar textures and smells may reduce the feeling of unfamiliarity, so you might snooze easier. (Or you can try these Incredibly Weird and Wacky Insomnia Cures.)

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