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8 Foods with Shocking Amounts of Salt

According to the health experts at Mayo Clinic, average, healthy adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day (1,500 milligrams if you have high blood pressure). That means that noshes like salted nuts and savory snack foods (i.e., chips) that obviously contain a whole bunch of salt are off the menu. However, these eight foods are sneaky high-sodium sources that result in uncomfortable belly-bloating, water retention, and dangerous sodium levels…

1. Canned Soups

Look at the sodium content on your favorite can of vegetable, chicken noodle or tomato soup and I dare you not to gasp! You’d expect a veggie-based soup to pack a ton of nutritious vitamins, but not almost 50-percent of your daily sodium limit.

I’m guilty of bringing canned soup to work for lunch, myself. However, now that I’m aware that it’s a sneaky harbinger of salt, I’ve started purchasing no-salt-added soups or making my own at home. Prepare your slow-cooker with a homemade soup and flavor with fresh herbs and just a tiny pinch of salt.

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