Going for a low-sodium diet? Avoid these 2 foods
With 90 percent of kids in the United States reportedly eating unhealthy levels of salt on a daily basis, and the average American adult eating approximately 1,000 more milligrams (mg) than the recommended amount of 2,300 mg, it's safe to say that salt consumption has grown into a serious health risk. While many may dismiss it as a simple seasoning used to make foods taste even better, the fact is that excessive levels of sodium can significantly raise risks for conditions like hypertension, heart disease and stroke.
If you're looking to eat healthier but aren't sure where to start, Yahoo! Health has outlined a few common salty foods you should cut back on or avoid altogether:
- Chicken nuggets: While this oven-friendly dinner is a favorite with kids, premade chicken nuggets are highly-processed foods with excessive levels of sodium. Instead of buying a bag of frozen nuggets, make your own at home by breading chicken breasts with salt-free, ground flax seeds.
- Takeout sandwiches: Whether you're on the go or simply getting takeout at work, grabbing lunch at a sandwich shop seems like an easy option. However, many of these sandwiches contain considerably high levels of salt. For a healthier meal, omit the cheese, use fewer condiments, choose water for your beverage and pass on the chips.
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