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Salty Series: "Healthy" Foods

Salty Series: "Healthy" Foods

As we all know, premade foods can contain huge amounts of hidden sodium, but weren't you surprised by the disgustingly high amounts in the entrées and smaller dishes I told you about? Well here is a list of foods, published in Men's Health, that should also be ashamed of itself. These foods are posing as healthy, but they have insane amounts of salt. Just a reminder that the upper limit of daily sodium is 2,300 mg a day, which is equal to about one teaspoon. If you're concerned about high blood pressure, you may want to skip these "healthy" foods the next time you go out.


  • Saltiest Dessert: Atlanta Bread Company Raspberry Scone — 1,500 mg. Who new dessert could be so salty? That's as much sodium as 12 strips of bacon.
  • Saltiest Soup: Baja Fresh Chicken Tortilla Soup — 2,760 mg. That's more than a day's worth in just one serving.
  • Saltiest "Health" Food: Chili's Guiltless Grill Chicken Platter — 2,780 mg. Be a smart consumer. When food is advertised as lowfat or low in calories, what they've taken away they make up for with added sugar and salt. What's funny (or disgusting) is that Chili's Chicken Fried Steak has less sodium: 2,750 mg.
  • Saltiest Chinese Food Entrée: P.F. Chang's Beef with Broccoli — 3,752 mg. Sounds healthy, right? Well the special brown sauce is made mostly with soy sauce.
  • Saltiest Seafood Entrée: Romano's Macaroni Grill Grilled Teriyaki Salmon – 6,590 mg. Fish seems like a healthy option, but the sauce is what'll get you. Order plain grilled fish instead.
  • Saltiest Salad: Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Florentine — 5,460 mg. Those poor veggies are encrusted in salty toppings (olives, capers, Parmesan, and salad dressing). Plus the portion size is humongous.

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