What Are Some Foods That Are High in Salt?


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Some foods with high sodium content include frozen dinners, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, vegetable juices and canned vegetables, according to WebMD. Packaged deli meats, canned soups, sauces and packaged salty snacks are others.

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Frozen dinners are hidden harbingers of sodium, advises WebMD. For example, a 5-ounce frozen turkey and gravy dinner has around 787 milligrams of sodium. Breakfast cereal is also sometimes high in sodium, with some bran flake and raisin cereals having up to 250 milligrams of sodium per serving. A vegetable juice cocktail drink may have as much as 479 milligrams of sodium per cup.

Canned vegetables are also high in sodium, with a cup of cream-style corn having 730 milligrams of sodium, notes WebMD. Packaged lunch meats and deli meats can also be high in sodium, with beef slices containing 362 milligrams of sodium per slice. Canned soup can have a high sodium content, with chicken noodle soup containing up to 744 milligrams of sodium per cup.

Teriyaki sauce has 690 milligrams of sodium per serving, and soy sauce has around 1,024 milligrams per tablespoon. Spaghetti sauce has as much as 554 milligrams of sodium per 1/2-cup serving. Packaged snacks also have a lot of sodium, with cheese puffs containing 240 milligrams, pretzels containing 385 milligrams and potato chips containing 136 milligrams per 1-ounce serving.

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