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Salt Lurks in Unsuspected Foods

Sure, Fast Food and Frozen Dinners Are Often High in Sodium, but Pancake Mix and Bagels, Too?

Shaking the Salt Habit continued...

Openshaw stresses the importance of eating a balanced and healthy diet that's in line with the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPyramid food guidance system.

"The presence of salt and sodium-containing ingredients are always listed on food labels, and for more than a decade the Nutrition Facts panel has listed the amount of sodium and the percent Daily Value per serving," Openshaw says. "By including more fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products in their diets, consumers will see a drop in their sodium intake."

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