Salt Shockers! 5 Foods as Sodium-Packed as Soy Sauce
You know the popular Asian dipping sauce is a salt bomb, but what about these foods?
As any bloat-minded girl knows, it’s always a good idea to ask for the low-sodium soy sauce when ordering that spicy tuna roll, as just 2 tsp of the regular kind can contain a whopping 680mg sodium. But there are other foods—many seemingly healthy—that are also surprisingly high in salt, according to Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Her recommendation: Aim for no more than 2,300mg of sodium per day (1500mg if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease). In addition to that jeans-and-rings-don’t-fit-feeling, a high-sodium diet can also increase risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, so trimming the salt from your diet is a smart move. Here are five places to start:
Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, certified personal trainer and co-author of The Secret To Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat and the 4-Week Plan to Drop a Size and Get Healthier also suggests mild, spreadable farmer’s cheese, which contains only 120mg sodium per ounce.