Salty Series: Smaller Dishes

Some people are in love with salt. They can't eat their food without adding a little sprinkle here and there. It's fine to indulge in a little of the white stuff, but what many of us forget is that there's already tons of sodium in the foods we eat already. I told you about the sodium content of some entrées at popular restaurants, and now you may want to put down that salt shaker before reading about these smaller dishes.


Saltiest Side Dish: Denny's Honey Smoked Ham, grilled slice — 1,700 mg. It's steeped in salty brine before it's smoked.

Saltiest Breakfast: Arby's Sausage Gravy Biscuit — 3,754 mg. What can you expect from cured meat and lard? Well surprising enough, the gravy is the real culprit here with 2,600 mg of sodium on its own.

Saltiest Appetizer: Papa John's Cheesesticks with Buffalo Sauce — 6,700 mg. Even if you split this with two friends, you're still getting your daily supply of sodium and you haven't even gotten to the meal yet. In case you were wondering, one stick has the same amount of sodium as one slice of cheese pizza.

Is your mouth feeling dry yet? Want to see how much sodium is in a kid-sized pizza? Then read more.

Saltiest Kids' Meal: Cosi Kid's Pepperoni Pizza — 6,405 mg. WTF? Kids should be getting about 2,000 mg of sodium and this pizza contains three days worth. Fifty turkey sandwiches at Cosi have the same amount of sodium.

Saltiest Bread: Dunkin' Donuts Salt Bagel — 4,520 mg. This can't be right, oh but it is. It's so right, it's wrong.

Saltiest Sandwich: Quiznos Turkey Bacon Guacamole Large Sub with Cheese and Reduced-Fat Ranch Dressing — 4,670. This is two days worth of sodium. Two days! Eww.

Saltiest Pizza: Pizza Hut Meat Lover's Stuffed Crust Pizza (3 slices of the 14-in large) — 5,070 mg. The more meat, the more sodium. Six meats to be exact.

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