Top Sources of Sodium

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), more than 40% of the sodium (salt) we eat comes from only 10 types of food. Many people are surprised to learn which foods are on the list because the foods do not always taste salty.

Top Sources of Sodium

  • Bread and rolls
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Cold cuts and cured meats
  • Soups
  • Burritos and tacos
  • Savory snacks (chips, popcorn, pretzels, snack mixes, and crackers)
  • Chicken
  • Cheese
  • Eggs and Omelets

Did you notice what is NOT on this list? Canned fruit and vegetables. According to the Michigan State University Analysis, only 12% of Americans meet the USDA MyPlate recommendations for daily fruit consumption and 9% meet vegetable recommendations. A great way to get more fruit and veggies in your meals is to incorporate those found in a can. Canned produce is cheaper, nutritious and convenient. Still not convinced? Check out this one-pager on even more reasons to include canned produce in your everyday meals:  FM_CansGetYouCooking_10Reasons_2018