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AHA Warns Consumers About Salt Content Of Bread And Other Common Foods

November 6, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
The American Heart Association’s compilation of the six saltiest foods in the American diet includes some fairly obvious ones: cold cuts and cured meats, soups and pizza. But also on the list are bread and rolls. Salt content of bread can be deceiving, because bread doesn’t really taste salty. But a slice of bread can contain 230 mg of sodium. Eating two sandwiches a day would mean consuming nearly 1,000 mg of salt –  nearly two thirds of the recommended daily intake of 1,500 mg – just from the bread. Add in the sodium content of the cold cuts in the sandwich and you’re easily in the 3,400 mg range, the average – and very unhealthy – sodium intake of Americans today.
"How much salt are you eating? Beware the sodium in these “Salty Six” foods", American Heart Association, November 06, 2012, © American Heart Association, Inc.
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