Ditch These Ingredients And Choose From Healthier Alternatives

If you’re making most of your meals at home and you’re making an effort to avoid take-out, you’re on the right track. We know that cooking isn’t the easiest thing in the world to work into your busy schedule, and you deserve a lot of credit for just for standing over a hot pan or slicing up an onion with your own two hands.

If you’re a home cook, then you’re already taking steps towards a healthier life, but your life could be even healthier if you avoided some of these common ingredients. Want to know which foods to remove from your kitchen pantry and fridge? Keep reading to find out which foods aren’t as healthy as they often claim.

Full Sodium Broth Is Not Doing You Any Favors

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The recommended daily amount of sodium for the average adult is around 2,300 mg, however, most Americans consume closer to 3,400 mg of sodium per day. If you already have high blood pressure, all of that sodium isn’t doing you any favors. Full sodium chicken, beef, or vegetable stock can contain more than 800 mg of sodium per serving.

That’s pretty much the same amount of sodium found in three orders of large french fries from McDonald’s.