Salt: The tasty killer

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Salt: The tasty killer

Too much sodium can lead to heart failure – even for 30-year-olds
Joe Lederhos exercises at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge to recover after an incident of heart failure. He reads labels and skips salty foods now because one high-salt meal can send him back into the hospital.
Surprisingly high-salt foods

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Food and Drug Administration have highlighted numerous high-salt foods, which is identified in stores as “sodium” on the package nutrition information. Normal consumption should be 2,000 to 2,300 mg a day, or about 600 mg per meal, plus snacks. Here is a sample of foods high in salt:



Red Lobster New England Lobster and Crab Bake, 6,000 mg

Chili’s Original Ribs, 6,650 mg

Dunkin’ Donuts Salt Bagel, 3,380 mg

Schlotzky’s Original Sandwich, 2,504 mg

1 tablespoon La Choy soy sauce, 1,160 mg

Outback Bloomin’ Onion, 4,102 mg

Maruchan Roast Chicken Instant Lunch, 1,280 mg

Many Chinese food restaurant meals, 2,000 to 3,000 mg

Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits, 560 mg each

Salt: The tasty killer

Joe Lederhos exercises at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge to recover after an incident of heart failure. He reads labels and skips salty foods now because one high-salt meal can send him back into the hospital.
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