Despite how simple it is, soup is one of the most popular lunch options in the UK. It's simple, filling, and usually tastes pretty great. But is soup actually healthy? After looking into it, we've realised the answer to this question really depends on what type of soup you eat, let's take a look:
Firstly, let's talk about Canned soup
What about cartons of fresh soup?
So making your own soup is better for you?
We'd say that yes, generally it is much healthier to make your own soup. The salt content of shop-bought soup is what really makes it hard to recommend as a healthy option, but the great thing about making your own soup is that you can add as much salt as you need for taste and no more than required.
So as you can see, soup definitely can be healthy, but is definitely healthiest when you make it yourself. And if you do decide to eat a shop-bought can or carton of soup, consider eating just half of it rather than the whole thing as the salt levels are very high. Let us know what you think of our article in the comments and if you eat soup regularly!