10 Foods That Make Your Daily Sodium Intake Soar
For decades, health experts have been advising Americans to cut back on their daily sodium intake to help prevent high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.
Yet our average daily sodium intake increased more than 4 percent—from 3,266 mg to 3,409 mg—over five years, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s almost 50 percent more than the maximum recommended daily intake of 2,300 mg.
What’s behind the big increase? The study zeroes in on favorite packaged and highly processed foods from supermarkets and restaurants.
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