30 High Sodium Foods to Stay Away From


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I was looking through Men’s Health and came across the 30 Saltiest Foods in America list.  Based on a 2000 calorie diet, the daily recommended amount of sodium intake is about 2400g according to Netrition.com. I would probably stay below that number if possible. High levels of sodium lead to a whole host of problems in the body. According to Men’s Health

“Studies show that a high-sodium, low-potassium diet is linked to a host of maladies, including high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, and exercise-induced asthma.”

When you look at the list of the 30 Saltiest Foods in America don’t assume that because you’re not in America then it doesn’t apply to you. These fast foods are quickly becoming mainstays in countries around the world and once smaller, healthier communities are becoming fatter and sicker. You will also be surprised as some of the foods you see on this list as well, which includes salads and sandwiches.  Don’t just look at the sodium either. Check out the calories on some of these foods. These two things alone should discourage you from wanting to consume these foods. If you’re trying to lose body fat or maintain your weight then these are foods to definitely steer clear of.

Have a look at the 30 Saltiest Foods in America (and probably around the world).


About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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