Question: I eat healthy foods… do I still need to watch the salt?
Answer: Most definitely. Healthy does not necessarily mean low-sodium. For example, cottage cheese, salad dressings, and fresh poultry that’s often injected with a sodium solution.
Other examples and the range of sodium:
- 1 slice of bread (80mg – 230mg)
- 3 oz luncheon meat (450mg – 1,050mg)
- 4 oz slice of frozen pizza (plain cheese and reg crust) (370mg – 760mg)
- 4 oz slice of restaurant pizza (plain cheese and reg crust) (510mg – 760mg)
- 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, fresh (40mg – 230mg)
- 3 oz chicken strips, breaded (430mg – 900mg)
- 3 oz chicken nuggets, breaded, frozen (200mg – 570mg)
- 1 cup chicken noodle soup, canned (100mg – 940mg)
- 1 cheeseburger, fast food restaurant (710mg – 1,690mg)
- 1 oz slice American cheese (330mg – 460mg)
- 1 cup canned pasta with meat sauce (530mg – 980mg)
- 5 oz pork with barbecue sauce (600mg – 1,120mg)
- 1 oz potato chips, plain (50mg – 200mg)