We all know someone who has been on a low-fat diet, or a low-carb diet....but a "low salt" diet doesn't seem too glamorous. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends less than 2000mg of salt per day to avoid health risks and excess weight.
FOX 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com came by to demonstrate just how much salt is in the "healthy" foods we eat, and when you see it poured out--you may rethink spending extra for pre-packaged "lean" meals.
2000 mg = 1 tsp of salt
> Pre-packed "healthy" frozen meals = 3-4 tsp. of salt per serving
> Canned vegetables = 1-2 tsp of salt per serving
> Deli Meats = 2 tsp of salt per serving
> Cereal = 2 tsp of salt per serving
> Cottage Cheese = 1 tsp per serving
> Soups = 1 tsp
> Marinades and flavoring=1-2 tsp per serving
Watch Labels too! Here's what these marketing terms mean:
> Sodium-free: Less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving
> Very low-sodium: 35 milligrams or less per serving
> Low-sodium: Less than 140 milligrams per serving
> Reduced sodium: Sodium level reduced by 25%
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