Sodium in Popular Canned and Homemade Soups

How Much Sodium Is in These Soups?

Sodium in Popular Canned and Homemade Soups

The FDA recently changed its recommendations for our sodium intake, reducing the daily max to about a teaspoon of salt a day (2,300 mg.) for healthy Americans. And while the Winter weather means that soup's on, that warm liquid meal is often the source of too much sodium.

 

Whether it's a homemade healthy soup or a canned variety, understanding the amount of sodium in these salty culprits may make you rethink your soup menu. Here are five popular international soups and their sodium content. Since too much sodium in your diet can lead to hypertension and heart disease, do you need any more reasons to not salt the pot and use only low-sodium stocks?

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