Find out which foods have secret salts lurking within them.
While we all know to avoid certain salty foods like pickles, pretzels, and store-bought soups, it turns out that there are tons of foods with hidden sodium that we’d never suspect. According to the CDC, the average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium daily, while the American Heart Association suggests consuming less than 2,300 mg of sodium, with the ideal limit being 1,500 mg. Over 75% of our daily salt intake actually comes from hidden salts in packaged foods. With the help of Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Assistant Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, we are going to uncover the top five secret salt bombs you need to know about.
In a recent study, breadsticks were found to have way more salt than anticipated. Depending on the restaurant, you may be consuming anywhere from 550-780 mg of sodium in just one order. While most of us assume breadsticks have an overload of carbs, as it turns out they are also more sodium-packed than once thought and should be eaten with care.
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