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Salty Series: "Healthy" Foods

Salty Series: "Healthy" Foods

As we all know, premade foods can contain huge amounts of hidden sodium, but weren't you surprised by the disgustingly high amounts in the entrées and smaller dishes I told you about? Well here is a list of foods, published in Men's Health, that should also be ashamed of itself. These foods are posing as healthy, but they have insane amounts of salt. Just a reminder that the upper limit of daily sodium is 2,300 mg a day, which is equal to about one teaspoon. If you're concerned about high blood pressure, you may want to skip these "healthy" foods the next time you go out.

  • Saltiest Dessert: Atlanta Bread Company Raspberry Scone — 1,500 mg. Who new dessert could be so salty? That's as much sodium as 12 strips of bacon.
  • Saltiest Soup: Baja Fresh Chicken Tortilla Soup — 2,760 mg. That's more than a day's worth in just one serving.
  • Saltiest "Health" Food: Chili's Guiltless Grill Chicken Platter — 2,780 mg. Be a smart consumer. When food is advertised as lowfat or low in calories, what they've taken away they make up for with added sugar and salt. What's funny (or disgusting) is that Chili's Chicken Fried Steak has less sodium: 2,750 mg.
  • Saltiest Chinese Food Entrée: P.F. Chang's Beef with Broccoli — 3,752 mg. Sounds healthy, right? Well the special brown sauce is made mostly with soy sauce.
  • Saltiest Seafood Entrée: Romano's Macaroni Grill Grilled Teriyaki Salmon – 6,590 mg. Fish seems like a healthy option, but the sauce is what'll get you. Order plain grilled fish instead.
  • Saltiest Salad: Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Florentine — 5,460 mg. Those poor veggies are encrusted in salty toppings (olives, capers, Parmesan, and salad dressing). Plus the portion size is humongous.


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Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
Of all things I crave, I have to say that salt is NOT one of them. I don't find the flavor of it remotely appetizing!
kia kia 8 years
Due to my sugar allergy I once ordered the PF Chang Beef Broccoli without the sauce and the beef was very salty. OMG, it was a total salt bomb.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't really watch my sodium intake too much because I sweat a lot and I need to replace my electrolytes. It's no mystery that restaurants use a crapload of salt in everything though...I've seen enough cooking shows to know every 30 seconds they're tossing salt on everything. Yet another reason to cook at home.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I hate foods like this. I'm so anti salt and butter.
jessie jessie 8 years
amazing...luckily i don't eat out but every few month. and i don't even keep salt in my salt shaker at home. good ole' mrs. dash..she and i get along great!
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 8 years
Over 6500 mg sounds revolting, and yet I'd probably order the salmon thinking I wasn't doing too bad, and probably think it's delicious. =(
Callie325 Callie325 8 years
These companies should be ashamed.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
lol i posted that Chili's meal in the comments of that lame Chili's ad on yumsugar a week ago.
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