How healthy are restaurant soups?

Natalie Castro-Romero, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Be cautious about most restaurant soups. While soup may seem like a healthy choice, restaurant or takeout soups typically contain much more fat and sodium than homemade soups. The average cup of soup at a restaurant can contain 800 milligrams (mg) of sodium. If you want to eat soup, avoid cheesy or creamy soup options and choose a cup size instead of a bowl.

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