Soup has many benefits, but it can be a problem if it has too much salt

The Washington Post:

Sipping a bowl of soup is an easy way to give yourself a healthful boost — as long as you keep an eye on the nutrition label. Nearly 99 percent of us consume more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day, the upper limit recommended for African Americans, people older than 50 and those with high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease, according to a recent analysis from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. (The 1,500 figure covers about half of the U.S. population; the limit for most other people is 2,300 milligrams.)

And much of the sodium in our diet is in prepared foods such as soup. The good news is that the National Salt Reduction Initiative is working with foodmakers to reduce salt intake by 20 percent over the next five years.

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