A recent article in CONSUMER REPORTS 3rd edition of “Should I Eat This” titled,
“Too Much SALT: Your Salt Shaker is the Least of your Worries.”
It goes on to say: “Sodium levels are rising, mainly due to supermarket and restaurant food. Here’s how to cut back.
The maximum recommended daily intake of sodium is 2300 mg. Yet, the average person consumes about 3500 milligrams of sodium per day. . .
A big part of reducing your sodium intake is realizing where it’s lurking. It might surprise you to learn that it’s not from your salt shaker. . .”
It goes on to say that the Biggest Source of Sodium comes from the packaged and restaurant foods we eat . . .
Sure, going lightly with the salt shaker can help, but cutting back on processed prepackaged foods loaded with salt can dramatically help . . .
Here is a list of some FOODS containing high sodium content: Bread, Pizza, Burritos and tacos, Sandwiches, Cold Cuts and cured meats, Soups, Savory snacks (chips, crackers, pretzels), Chicken, Eggs and omelets.
While some of the above are no-brainers, I was surprised with the chicken, eggs and omelets. More on this later.
When you regularly eat foods high in sodium you are taking a chance of contracting diseases such as hypertension, type II diabetes, gallbladder disease, just to name a few.
More on Tips on how to cut back later.