6 Surprisingly Salty Food Groups to Avoid

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Joan Raymond on Jan 21, 2010 at 7:31PM

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6 Surprisingly Salty Food Groups to Avoid

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Soups and Sauces

While canned soups and mixes, vegetables and pasta sauces sound healthy, the salt content of these goodies can be staggering. One cup of miso soup can contain more than 2,500 mg of sodium. That’s more than the entire recommended daily sodium intake.

Even one-half cup of canned carrots contains 300 mg. Pasta sauces are a sea of hidden salts, too. Just one-half cup of creamy Alfredo sauce can contain 1,050 mg of sodium. The smart choice: Look for low-salt versions of these types of prepared foods. Better yet: Make your own soup and sauces. That way you’ll know exactly how much salt you imbibe.

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