2. Canned Soups
Canned soups are super convenient which is why most people buy them. They’re a great go-to meal when you’re pressed for time or even just as a pick me up when you’re not feeling well. Unfortunately, they aren’t a great thing to indulge in regularly because they’re often loaded with sodium (this is why they taste so good). The USDA lists some soups as containing up to 900 mg of sodium in just one serving (1/2 a cup). That’s A LOT of salt, especially if you eat the entire can which could lead to a person consuming more than 2,000 mg of sodium. The high amount of sodium in canned soups means they’re also not good for blood pressure.
To ensure your health and protect against high blood pressure, always read the nutrition label or reach for the reduced-sodium option. When time permits, making your own soup is always the best option because that way you know exactly how much salt you’re consuming.