Too Much Sodium in Common Foods

The majority of sodium we eat comes from processed foods and those prepared in restaurants. More than 40% comes from 10 types of food: breads, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta dishes (not including macaroni and cheese), mixed meat dishes and salty snacks. The amount of sodium varies from one brand to another of the same food. The average American eats 3300 mg of sodium per day, while the recommended is 2300 mg. Six out of ten adults should limit it to 1500 mg a day.

PositiveTip: Reduce you sodium intake and lower your risk of stroke and heart disease.