Look beyond the saltshaker to reduce your sodium intake and lower your blood pressure — most added salt comes from processed foods.
This turkey sandwich has 1,344 mg of sodium – more than a Big Mac, medium Coke and medium order of fries from McDonald’s.
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One order of cheese fries contains nearly twice the recommended amount of sodium you should eat in a day!
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The Center for Science in the Public Interest complied a comprehensive report on salt and your health.
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Asian foods made with soy sauce can contain very high levels of sodium: 2 tablespoons have all your recommended daily sodium.
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Home-cooked food accounts for only about 11 percent of the salt most of us consume in a single day. Instead, the bulk of the salt we eat — anywhere from 75 percent to 80 percent — is added to processed foods.