New York city is at it again. This time requiring sodium warnings on the saltiest restaurant items. I have very mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, I want to eat healthy and have other folks do the same, therefore I limit my sodium intake. However, I do not think it is the government’s place to barge into people’s eating habits – even when they are harmful. I think we should be free to choose what we want even if it is not the most nutritious choice.
For the record: the American Heart Association recommends we limit our sodium consumption to 1500 mg per day.
Following are examples from the
Calories Sodium (mg)
Jersey Mike’s Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak 1,740 7,795
Applebee’s Chicken Fajitas Rollup 1,090 3,600
Applebee’s4 Cheese Mac & Cheese (with extras) 1,830 4,290
Burger King’s BK Ultimate Brkfst Platter 1,420 3,020
Chili’s Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad 1,040 3,470
Dairy Queen’s 4 Pce Chicken Strip Basket 1,000 2,530
Friendly’s Grilled Chkn Caesar Salad 880 2,770
Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy Entree 1,450 3,830
For more details and restaurants and to read the entire Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) press release click here.