Isn’t it still shocking to see how salty it really is though? Check out this slideshow at CNN.

Sadly, what should be a “healthier” fast food item, a bagel, at Dunkin’ Donuts clocks in at over 3,000 mg of sodium! Okay, it is a salt bagel, but, that’s more than a teaspoon of salt people.

More than a day's worth of salt in a bagel!

More than a day’s worth of salt in a bagel!

Here’s a couple of other food ingredients that you may or may not know contain sodium:

Salt or sodium-containing compounds:

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Baking soda (1231 mg of sodium in 1 tsp baking soda)
  • Baking powder (355mg sodium in 1 tsp  double-acting, sodium aluminum sulfate)
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Sodium alginate
  • Sodium nitrate
  • Table Salt (1 tsp has 2,300 mg of sodium)

It’s recommended we try to limit our sodium intake to less than 2300 mg per day, and 1500 mg per day if you have high blood pressure. There are other diseases which require you to go even lower daily, so, it’s a good idea in general to wean ourselves from the taste of added salt.