These Pantry Foods May Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

In the information age we live in, it seems that people are more aware than ever of what they’re consuming on a daily basis. As we’re finding out, some foods that were previously thought to be healthy, like margarine, can actually be more harmful to you than what they were said to replace. For example, you may be shocked to discover the dirty secrets behind foods like agave nectar, rice cakes, and fat-free dressing. Even the foods you know are unhealthy, like frosting, may be surprisingly foul. Read on to see what foods you may want to consider banning from your pantry.

Cream-Based Soups Are Full Of Fillers

Dr. Taz Bhatia reports that cream-based soups are something she tries her best to avoid. That’s because they are full of empty calories, meaning that they deliver a low amount of nutrition per calorie.

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Take cream of chicken soup for example, which has more than twice as much fat as it does protein per gram and almost half your daily intake of sodium per serving. Dr. Bhatia adds that these soups often have fillers that may have adverse effects on your health.