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DO YOU KNOW? THESE SIX POPULAR FOODS CAN ADD HIGH LEVELS OF SODIUM TO YOUR DIET

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The American Heart Association recommends that you try to consume less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. Look for the Heart-Check symbol to find products that help you make smarter choices about the foods you eat.

1. COLD MEATS & amp; SMOKED - A 2-oz. Serving, or 6 thin slices, of deli meat may contain up to half the recommended amount of sodium per day. Find the low - sodium varieties of your favorite meats. 2. PIZZA - A pizza slice with several ingredients can contain more than half the recommended sodium per day. To your next slice put less cheese and more vegetables. | 3. SOUP - Sodium in a bowl of canned soup can range from 100 to 940 milligrams - more than half of what is recommended to consume daily. Check the labels to find low - sodium varieties. 4. BREADS & amp; ROLLS - Even if each portion you consume does not appear to be high in sodium, some foods you eat several times a day, such as bread, add up to large amounts. Check the labels to find low - sodium varieties. 5. BIRDS - Sodium levels in birds vary according to the preparation. You will find a large range of sodium in these products, so it is important to choose wisely. 6. BURRITES & amp; TACOS - Two teaspoons of the taco condiment that comes in package can have 411 mg of sodium! Make your own by combining ½ teaspoon cumin, oregano, chili powder and garlic powder for a total of 42 mg of sodium.

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  • Adam Floyd