12 Surprisingly Salty Foods

Uncover hidden sources of salt that could be putting your health at risk.

12 Surprisingly Salty Foods

You can exceed your daily sodium limit — without even reaching for the salt shaker! There are many hidden sources of salt in foods besides fatty snacks and fast food. According to the American Heart Association, you should be consuming no more than 2,400 mg of salt per day and no more than 1,500 mg if you already have high blood pressure. By reducing the amount of salt in your diet and carefully choosing your meals, you can greatly decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. Be a conscious consumer and learn which foods are potential salt traps.

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Carbs aren’t the only thing you should be concerned about when you pick up a loaf of bread at the store. One single slice of bread ranges from around 100 to 300 mg of sodium — and we usually use two of them! Even breads like French bread contain 425 mg of salt per slice. Try to cut down on bread as much as possible to reduce your risk of chronic illness.

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