Certain foods, such as canned soup, are well-known sources of sodium. But soup is just one of the "salty six" foods you should watch out for, according to the American Heart Association. The others are breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, and sandwiches (a combination of cold cuts and bread that can ramp up your salt intake).
|Sodium levels of the same food can vary, so choose wisely|
|1 slice white bread
||80 â230 milligrams|
|3 oz turkey breast, deli or prepackaged luncheon meat
|4 oz slice restaurant pizza, plain cheese, regular crust
|4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, fresh
||40 â 330 milligrams|
|1 cup chicken noddle soup, canned prepared
||100 â 940 milligrams|
Nelson also recommends that you eat more fresh foods and less packaged, processed, and take-out food, which is usually salt-heavy; skip salting your food at the table; and ask that salt be withheld from your meals at restaurants.