Do you know how those instant mashed potatoes are made? What about the packs of rice or pasta? Dr. Oz reveals the dirty details of these packaged meals and what you're truly eating.
Instant Rice Packets
Be careful with these. They can rack up a lot of sodium. One package had over 800 milligrams! Beyond just the salt, the cheeses can be hidden sources of sodium too. Others include the chicken seasoning and butter powder. What exactly is the chicken flavor? Some brands do use dehydrated chicken products, but many don't have chicken at all! Those utilize classic chicken seasonings and vegetable protein, similar to bullion cubes. You should stick with brands that have around 500 milligrams of sodium. And if you look for brown rice, you can get as much as 9 grams of protein. Add some of your own chicken to that, and you have a protein-packed meal.