What Are Six Sodium-boosting Popular Foods? – Infographic

The American Heart Association (AHA) says we keep our sodium intake below 1500 mg per day. If we eat a lot of these foods that is going to be a tough task.

Processed foods are big offenders in the sodium realm.

The AHA says:

Here are the approximate amounts of sodium, in milligrams, in a given amount of table salt:

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt = 575 mg sodium
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt = 1,150 mg sodium
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt = 1,725 mg sodium
  • 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium



Filed under processed foods, sodium

2 responses to “What Are Six Sodium-boosting Popular Foods? – Infographic

  1. It amazing when you cut salt out of the diet, how you can then taste the natural salt in food. Chicken (as does red meat) had naturally natural moderate levels of salt. I do not know where the habit came from to add more. Meanwhile, bread is fairly tasteless without it (unfortunately).


    • I don’t know either. I always thought that salt was added for taste, but I know that it was also added as a food preservative. Maybe that is why. I agree, it seems ubiquitous when you start digging into the nutrients of processed foods.

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