Can soup be unhealthy?

Can soup be unhealthy?

Canned soups can be extremely rich in sodium, which, if consumed in excess, can result in high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. So, wherever feasible, choose low-sodium soups and limit your salt intake to no more than 350 mg, advises Dr. Young.

People think that eating soup will fill them up, but this isn't true. In fact, eating soup can lead to weight gain due to the large amount of liquid that it contains. It's best to drink broth instead, which has less fat and fewer calories per cup than canned soup. A small bowl of hot chicken broth with some vegetables cooked in it is all you need during the day. Soup is not a first course, it's a second or third course.

Soup can be made from almost any vegetable or meat item, so it gives you great opportunity to include more fruits and whole grains into your diet as well. Try making cauliflower, green bean, or tomato soup once you get through a can of cream of mushroom or corn soup. You'll find many different recipes on line or in cookbooks. Just be sure to follow the recipe carefully since they usually call for water, stock, or broth as a base, so read the ingredients list carefully before starting to make sure there's no salt or other additives included.

Finally, don't eat soup as a meal by itself.

Why is soup bad for you?

The sodium content Other varieties of soup to avoid are instant and canned soups, which are frequently high in salt. High sodium consumption is linked to high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease, renal disease, and stroke (13, 14), 15, and 16.

So, the next time you reach for the can or packet of soup, think again! Add some vegetables to give it some flavor and color, and you'll be taking care of your body while enjoying a hot meal.

Are any canned soups healthy?

And canned soup is convenient and simple to make. However, there are several disadvantages to consuming canned soup. The healthiest soups have 360-600 mg of sodium per serving, while a cup of canned soup can have 800 milligrams or more! Also, many brands add extra salt after packaging. Finally, a spoonful of tomato soup has 30 milligrams of iron, but most people don't get enough iron from food alone. An adult woman needs 18 milligrams of iron per day, and men need 13 milligrams.

The best soups for you will be low in sodium and high in fiber. Try one of these recipes: Italian Wedding Soup, Curried Cauliflower Soup, or Spicy Lentil & Potato Soup.

Is homemade soup healthier than canned?

Fat: A one-cup portion of cream-based canned soup may have 7 grams of fat, with fat accounting for more than half of the soup's calories. A bowl of homemade vegetable soup has less than 1 gram of fat. Consider reducing the amount of salt you use when making your own soup.

Canned soup is also high in sodium and many other additives. It can contain up to 10 times as much calcium as milk, almost all of it inorganic (in food, calcium is only organic when produced by living organisms). Canned soup contains approximately 100 percent of the daily value for zinc, which is needed for immune system function, skin integrity, taste perception, muscle contraction, and more. Zinc levels tend to be low in commercial brands of canned soup.

Homemade soup is rich in nutrients and low in contaminants. It's easy to make a delicious homemade soup full of flavor without adding tons of salt or other additives. In addition, there are some diseases and conditions that can be treated with zinc including colds, flus, diarrhea, and others. There are many varieties of homemade soup; we'll discuss three common types below.

Bean based soups are very high in fiber and low in saturated fats. They're also good sources of protein, iron, and vitamin B12.

Is the salt in soup bad for you?

What's the big deal about all that salt in soups and canned goods? Salt elevates blood pressure, increasing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. But it also has many other health benefits as well. For example, salt can help control your appetite and sugar cravings during weight loss efforts.

Some research indicates that people who eat a lot of processed foods including canned foods and soups are likely consuming too much sodium. Processed foods tend to be high in sodium because salt is used to preserve the products. During canning processes, excess sodium causes cans to go "bloom," or rise above their normal height. Canned vegetables and beans are usually low in sodium because farmers adjust the water content before processing to avoid overexposing them to salt. Even so, consider reducing your intake of processed foods if you need to limit your sodium consumption.

So, yes, the salt in canned soups is bad for you, but the good news is that you can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and other diseases associated with salt by eating less processed food and more fresh produce.

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Virginia Collier

Virginia Collier is a health and wellness enthusiast. She loves to read about new research in the field of health and wellness, and write about it. She has a degree in public health, which she believes is an important field to be in because it helps people live longer, healthier lives.

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