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The Salty Six

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If you're watching your salt intake, it's not necessarily the chips that'll get you. That's in tonight's HealthierMe.

The American Heart Association  released a list it's calling the "Salty Six" -- six common foods that can be packed with hidden sodium.


THE SALTY SIX

1. Bread and rolls - One piece of bread can have as much as 230 mg of sodium. That's 15% of the recommended daily amount. Although each serving may not sound like much, it can quickly add up throughout the day, with toast at breakfast, a sandwich at lunch, and a roll at dinner, etc.

2. Cold cuts and cured meats - Deli or pre-packaged turkey can have as much as 1,050 mg of sodium. It's added to most cooked and processed meats to reduce spoilage.

3. Pizza - One slice can have up to 760 mg of sodium. That means two slices accounts for a day's worth of salt.

4. Poultry - Packaged raw chicken often contains an added salt solution. Depending on how it's prepared the sodium level can quickly add up. Just 3 ounces of frozen and breaded chicken nuggets contains about 600 mg of sodium.

5. Soup - This cold-weather staple can contain a day's worth of sodium in a single bowl. One cup of canned chicken soup can have up to 940 mg of sodium.

6. Sandwiches - Breads and cured meats are already high in salt, and putting them together with salty condiments like ketchup and mustard can add up to more than 1,500 mg of sodium in a single sandwich.

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