We bet you had no idea that all these following foods were nearly as salty as soy sauce!
Hopefully once you see them you'll make decisions to limit them… even though they're all super delicious!
Cottage cheese is a dieters’ mainstay, and while it’s a good source of calcium and protein, it can be loaded with sodium, often containing 900mg per cup. If you love cottage cheese, look for low-sodium versions whenever possible, but a better choice is plain yogurt, which has about a 150mg, or an ounce of Swiss cheese, which has just has 54mg.
Bread and Croissants
Flaky pastries like croissants are a well-known diet don’t, but aside from the saturated fat (from all that butter) and calories, they also have a lot of sodium—about 400mg for just one. Bread, even whole wheat, can also contain a fair amount of sodium at about 150mg per slice.
Bottled Salad Dressing
Yes, it may seem easier to buy it than make it, but most commercial brands of salad dressing can have up to 300mg sodium per 2 tbsp, and sugar-free and fat-free varieties—which seem like the healthier option—are often loaded with sodium to boost flavor to compensate for the missing fat. You can choose low-sodium or no-salt-added varieties, but the salt is there for a reason as well—it adds flavor. A better idea is to use lemon juice and olive oil or a good balsamic vinegar on your salad.
Fast Food Salads
If you’re choosing chicken Caesar over a Quarter Pounder, good for you, but, like bottled salad dressing, the sodium count of fast food salads is amped up by the packaged dressing. Still, that packet of ranch isn’t the only culprit: High-sodium meats, croutons and other additions can send the salt count sky high. For example, the Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken at McDonalds has 1070mg sodium with dressing. If this is your only lunch option, skip the dressing and toss a few of the croutons.
Cereal can easily rack up the sodium in your diet. For example, Raisin Bran, which seems like a healthy choice, has 262mg sodium for one cup, and Frosted Mini Wheats, a so-called “sugar” cereal, has only 5mg sodium per serving. Read the labels before you buy and choose a brand that has less than 200mg sodium per serving.
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