Watch out for the "salty six"

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Published: April, 2013

Quick tips when trying to cut sodium intake.

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


Sodium Range

1 slice white bread

80 –230 milligrams

3 oz turkey breast, deli or prepackaged luncheon meat

450-1,050 milligrams

4 oz slice restaurant pizza, plain cheese, regular crust

510–760 milligrams

4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, fresh

40 – 330 milligrams

1 cup chicken noddle soup, canned prepared

100 – 940 milligrams

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