Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that reveals common of sodium in the average American diet. While some culprits–such as chips and processed cheeses and deli meats–aren’t too surprising, others are less obvious. Raw poultry and pork are often injected with saline solution as a preservative and flavor additive.
Top Sources Ten of Sodium
Breads and rolls
Cold cuts and cured meats
Snacks (pretzels, chips, crackers)
To reduce sodium from your diet, cut back on your use of prepared food items. carefully read the labels of all processed foods, and buy your meat from safer sources, such as reputable butchers or health food stores. Remember, “all natural” on the packaging doesn’t mean much. While injecting meat with sodium and other flavoring solutions may seem anything but natural, that term can legally apply to just about anything found in nature, including ammonia.