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Health Tip of the Day: Hidden Salt in Everyday Foods

Turkey Lunch Meet (2 oz) - 600 mg
White Bread (One Slice) - 150 mg
Frozen Cheese Pizza (One Slice) - 550 mg

The daily value or what SSM Health Care experts tell people to aim for is no more than a teaspoon of salt a day, (about 2,300 mg of sodium). But, in reality, most Americans are eating 3,000-7,000 mg a day. Only 20 percent of that total comes from our salt shakers. The remaining 80 percent is found hidden in foods that sometimes don’t taste salty at all.

Ways to Cut Back:

-Reduce or stop eating fast foods
-Rinse canned vegetables before eating
-Choose fresh fruits and vegetables when possible
-Read food labels and check sodium content

Read more here.