You?re already aware that snacks like chips, crisps, and crackers are loaded with salt. But even if you manage to avoid those, you may be on a high-sodium diet without even knowing it.
You also know that too much salt is bad for you. Adults should consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, and if you have high blood pressure you should limit it to 1,500 mg. A diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and other health conditions.
Check our list of 8 surprisingly salty foods you need to watch out for.
Canned and instant soups are generally loaded with salt and are one of the main culprits hiding high amounts of sodium. Even some ?healthy? vegetable soups still contain more than a third of your recommended daily intake of sodium.
Ready meals are quick, convenient, and also drowning in salt. Some varieties can contain up to four times more sodium than their freshly cooked counterparts.
A serving (5 small slices) of cold cuts can contain half your daily recommended allowance of salt.
Well, it?s definitely not a health food, but fat and calories are not the only reasons why you should worry. One slice of pizza equals half your RDA for sodium!
Thought the boneless chicken breasts you buy are ?all natural?? Chicken breasts are injected with salt water to perk up its taste and juiciness. 150 grams of boneless, skinless chicken breasts can contain 40 mg to 330 mg of sodium.
Some salad dressing and sauces can contain as much as 400 mg of sodium in two tablespoons. One tablespoon of mayonnaise can contains 125 mg, while the same amount of ketchup can contain 190 mg of sodium.
Shocked? Cereal can either be a healthy way to begin your day?or a sodium-packed one. Some varieties contain up to 180 to 300 mg of sodium per serving?that?s about 12 percent of how much sodium you should consume in a whole day.
You know that doughnuts and cakes are loaded with sugar and carbs, but did you know that they’re also salty? A single doughnut contains more than 200 mg of salt (about 10 percent of your RDA). Salt is used as a preservative in packaged baked goods, and also used during baking.