High Sodium Foods

High Sodium (salt) Foods !

Sodium levels of the same food can vary widely, so choose wisely. 1 slice of white bread contains 80-230mg of sodium; 3 oz turkey breast, deli or pre-packaged lunch meat contains 450-1,050mg; 4 oz slice frozen pizza, plain cheese, regular crust contains 370-730mg; 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, fresh, contains 40-330mg; 3 oz chicken nuggets, frozen and breaded contains 200-570mg; 1 cheeseburger from a fast food restaurant contains 710-1,690; 1 cup canned pasta with meat sauce contains 530-980mg; 1 oz plain potato chips contains 50-200mg.

While you are enjoying all of the partying and dining out this holiday season, be careful not to eat too much salt. When we are rushed, we turn to convenience foods at home that may be high in sodium.  If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, too much sodium may have a negative impact on your health. Here are some foods which can be high in sodium:

  • vegetable juice
  • frozen dinners
  • deli meats
  • canned soup  (oh no)
  • soy sauce and ketchup
  • salty snacks like chips, pretzels & dry roasted peanuts

For more information about sodium and its effects on the body check  out these websites: