Do you know where salt is hiding in your food? Even consuming sweet foods and drinks may take your sodium intake to unhealthy levels.
Sodium intake is linked with high blood pressure – a contributing factor to many health issues such as stroke and heart disease.
The challenge for most of us lies in the hidden salt that we don’t know we’re ingesting. The average person today ingests about 3,400 mg daily, a whopping 48% above the recommended intake.
So how much is 2,300 mg? It may sound like a lot but it’s just one teaspoon.
80% of the average American’s salt comes not from our salt shaker, but from the processed and packaged foods we love such as:
THE SALTY SIX
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists what it has deemed the “Salty Six” – some of the most popular prepared foods with sodium levels that you should watch out for:
Checking labels is the only way to know how much sodium is in your food. If you buy packaged or processed foods, choose foods that are labeled “sodium-free” or “very low sodium.”
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