5 Foods You May Not Know Have Super High Sodium Levels

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest keeping your sodium intake to not more than 2,300 milligrams a day, and not over 1,500 milligrams a day when you’re over 51. Mayo Clinic found out that the average American’s sodium intake reaches 3,400 milligrams a day.

Here are some foods with exceedingly high sodium content that you should be wary about:

  1. Bread. A slice of bread gives you 150 milligrams of sodium. You might put patty, cheese and other fillings to make a sandwich. Imagine how much sodium that gives you. Even whole wheat breads have high sodium content at 240 to 400 milligrams a slice.iStock_000026814229_Small-640x425
  2. Breakfast and Processed Foods. Your cereal or any other processed food you eat for breakfast makes up three fourths of you entire daily sodium intake. A cup of cornflakes has 300 milligrams worth of sodium. Biscuit, pancakes, hash browns have sodium contents ranging from 200 to 1000 milligrams a piece.iStock_000018719600_Small-640x425
  3. Vegetable Juices. This is a good way of taking in the vegetables you need, but these juices can have sodium content at 479 milligrams.177310981-640x426
  4. Shrimp. If you love seafood, then you should be careful with the shrimp because 3 ounce of it contains 805 milligrams of salt.iStock_000013317866_Small-640x425
  5. Canned Soup. Your chicken noodle soup has some 744 milligrams of sodium.iStock_000006491561_Small-640x425


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