When cooking, it’s important to pay attention to your ingredients, making sure that they are low sodium. Specifically, if you are trying to lose weight and reduce stomach bloat, sticking to low sodium foods is crucial.
Read on for the one high sodium ingredient that you should avoid to stop stomach bloat!
Broths and Stocks
Because of their high salt content, broths and stocks can be a surprisingly dangerous ingredient if you are trying to avoid stomach bloat.
According to Healthline, "Packaged broths and stocks — used as the base for soups and stews or to flavor meat and vegetable dishes — are notoriously high in salt."
Healthline continues, "For example, 8 ounces (240 ml) of beef broth average 782 mg of sodium, or 34% of the RDI. Chicken and vegetable broths are similarly high in sodium."
Instead of these high sodium packaged broths and stocks, try finding a low sodium option, which can still add flavor to your favorite recipes without leading to stomach bloat.
Additionally, using a homemade broth is another smart way to keep your sodium intake in check (though it definitely takes longer).