They are very popular, cheap and tasty, but ... are they bad for your health? What exactly are they wearing? We tell you
The rush and daily stress make us eat little and badly. Nobody wants to, after ten hours giving the callus in the office, get home and start cooking. Outcome? We eat as simply as possible. And that's when we make the mistake of eating precooked food, which we already told you is very bad for your health.
Envelope soups, bad idea
A very fashionable revulsive lately are the envelope soups. They promise that they contain vegetables, chicken, vitamins and nutrients. They are cheap and very easy to consume: you just have to mix the compound with water, wait a few minutes and that's it.
At first glance it seems like a great idea, but if we scratch a little we find that not all that glitters are gold. What are these envelope soups made of? Are they really good for your health or just the opposite? Should we consume them?
What are these envelope soups made of? Are they really good for your health or just the opposite?
We really shouldn't take them, and if not very often. Next, we detail the five reasons why we would have to change the envelope soups for natural broths (which are healthy):
1) They contain a lot of salt
Packaged soups contain a very high amount of salt. This is not highly recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure or even for those who have it in their measure, since it will increase their levels.
Excessive salt intake is linked to numerous diseases, including osteoporosis, asthma, kidney disease, and stomach cancer. Also, it causes water retention and edema.
And be careful with consuming those that promise to contain " 0% added salt ", since the flavor enhancers and additives that they carry already have a lot of salt by themselves.
2) Preservatives and enhancers
Sachet soups have a very high amount of preservatives. In addition, most contain flavor enhancers, such as monosodium glutamate, the consumption of which can cause migraines and muscle aches.
3) Corn flour
Instant pot soups often contain a large amount of cornmeal to thicken it. This is not good for the body, since it increases blood sugar levels and also makes us fat, which can create fat in the liver, diabetes or heart conditions.
4) Palm fat
Sachet soups often contain vegetable palm fat, which is not good for your health. The palm oil provides a lot of calories, mostly from saturated fats, thus increasing cholesterol levels.
Many soups also contain lard, which is high in fat and is not suitable for people who want to lose weight (or not gain it)
5) Neither vegetables nor chicken
They all promise that they have vegetables or chicken, but from saying to fact ... Most of them only contain 1.5% chicken or vegetables, which is as if they did not have anything 'healthy'.
Glucose is a sugar that comes from the foods we eat, and it's also formed and stored inside the body. It's the main source of energy for the cells of our body, and is carried to each cell through the bloodstream. Our brains depend on glucose to function, even when we're sleeping.