The Truth About Canned Soup: You’ve Been Poisoning Yourself for Years


Any clue what’s really in your canned soup? You might not know it but it’s loaded with toxic, hormone interrupting, and dangerous chemicals. Some of the ingredients have been genetically engineered, are packed full of MSG, and have loads of additives and salts. Additionally, many of the manufacturers still package the soup with cans that have BPA (bisphenol-A) in the inside.


The Journal of the American Medical Association published a recent article about people who ate canned soup for lunch daily for a week compared to those who ate homemade soup instead. The ones who had canned soup had BPA in their urine. There’s numerous reasons to NOT consume canned soup.

1.MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

This food additive is used a lot to enhance flavor. It often goes by numerous aliases on the ingredient list such as yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable protein extract, hydrolyzed plant protein, sodium caseinate, glutamate, glutamic acid, soy protein isolates, textured protein, calcium caseinate, barley malt, and malt extract.

Studies conducted on animals have indicated that MSG is very toxic to the body’s brain. Scientists think there is a link between MSG and migraines because MSG dilates the blood vessels and also adversely effects the brain’s nerve cells.

According to Reuters, in the latest research conducted on 10,000 adults in China for about 5 ½ years, researchers measured the amount of MSG participants consumed based on weight of the before and after products. One example was soy sauce, just to see how much MSG people consumed. Both men and women who consumed the most MSG at about 5 grams per day on average, were 30% more likely to being overweight by the time the study concluded. MSG consumption has also been linked to neurological conditions such as encephalitis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and infections in the brain.

2.Canola or Soybean Vegetable Oils

These vegetable oils are dense in polyunsaturated fats. Our bodies require fat to renew and build fat but we don’t want to consume the unnatural and unhealthy fats like these. Instead, our body is made primarily of 97% monounsaturated fat and saturated fat. Vegetable oils are not healthy at all and once they are subjected to heat, they become oxidized which causes free radicals to be created. This contributes to an increase of disease and even premature aging.


Even in small amounts, aluminum is very dangerous to the body and can leak into the canned soup. After the aluminum accumulates in the body over time, it can cause autism, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. It also gathers in the tissues of the body including the thyroid, liver, brain, kidneys, and lungs which can then cause severe damage. The central nervous system can become damaged and there is also a link between breast cancer and aluminum.

In 2013, the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry published a study that found that patients with breast cancer had a much higher level of aluminum in the body, particularly in the nipple aspirate fluids in comparison to women who were healthy and did not have breast cancer.


Used since the 1960s, BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make resins and plastics. BPA is dangerous because it successfully mimics estrogen hormones in the body and bind to the exact receptors as a female’s natural hormones which can create damage. BPA disrupts the endocrine system and interferes with all hormones in the body and has albso been linked to diabetes, cancer, infertility, and obesity in animal studies. When the United States Center for Disease Control conducted a study in 2004, 93% of urine samples they took had traces of BPA.

It is very common that everyone has dangerous chemicals in the body. However, it should be something people should be mindful of and try to dodge as much as possible.

Credit: Living Traditionally