Per Vegetarian Times, "This brothy soup provides heart healthful nutrition on many levels: kale and garlic are good for the cardiovascular system; wheat berries are high in fiber; and shiitake mushroom contain an amino acid that speeds up processing of cholesterol in the liver." You need to plan ahead to make this, as the wheat berries require an overnight soak. WOW was this a yummy and simple soup. . .made with fresh ingredients. Love it!!! Even my meat eating neighbor ate it up. The kale gives it a little of a tangy flavor.