Salty foods can be extremely tasty, but too much of a good thing can be bad for your health.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
90% of Americans over the age of 2 years old consume too much salt. How did we get here?
Unfortunately, much of it comes from processed and restaurant food. 70% of the sodium and salt we consume comes from those two sources. And as more Americans are visiting restaurants, this can become a problem.
Now that we know where most of our salt intake comes from, here’s how to avoid it.
This is a good to have anyway when trying to maintain a healthier diet. Cut your burger in half. Ask for a to go box with your order as it comes to the table. Since most of your sodium comes from restaurant foods, eating less of them or in smaller portions is an easy way to go. Chefs love making things more salty, so watch out.
Cut it out
Avoid canned and processed food. Maybe don’t make your cassaroles and hot dish recipes with canned cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soups. Let’s be honest, you’re sacrificing flavor for convienence when you use them.
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