The Salty Six – The Six Common Foods With High Salt Levels

You can find salt in everything you eat. But some foods have high salt levels. Learn how to choose your food so you don’t end up exceeding the daily recommended dose of sodium.

You probably know eating too much salt (sodium) can lead to high blood pressure and other heart problems and you probably know that French fries and potato chips are loaded with salt. But there are also other foods lurking in the grocery store that may surprise you with their salt content.

Your average daily requirement for salt is 1,500 mg. But the average American consumes about 3,400 mg.

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are calling them the Salty Six. Your average daily requirement for salt is about 1,500 milligrams. But the average American consumes about 3,400 milligrams daily or twice the recommended intake. Most of the excess comes from processed foods and restaurant foods.

Of course excess salt not only affects your health. It makes your face puffy, your eyes baggy and your hands and body swollen – maybe that’s why your jeans feel tighter. Read the labels on the food you purchase. And look at the salty six foods in the infographic below so you can help yourself and your family look good and feel great.

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