These 10 foods dish up 40 percent of Americans' sodium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Don't banish them altogether, just shop smart and compare brands for the lowest sodium option.
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Bread itself isn't exceptionally high in sodium. A slice contains anywhere from 50 to 230 milligrams. But collectively we eat so much of it that the milligrams add up.
2. Deli Meats
Not only is salt added for flavor, but so are sodium-laden preservatives, such as sodium nitrate, to lock in moisture and improve color.
The trifecta of dough, cheese and tomato sauce make this American favorite a top source of sodium. And that's before salty toppings like pepperoni or sausage.
4. Chicken Dishes
Whether homemade, store-bought or packaged, it's what's added to the chicken dishes that makes them sodium-heavy. Plus, some raw chicken is