Where Do Americans Get Their Salt? The Answer May Surprise You
(WASHINGTON) — If you’re worried about salt in your diet, you may want to break your bread habit.
Sure, chips and pretzels are packed with sodium, but it’s bread — the number one source of salt in the American diet, according to a new list from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — that’s the silent killer.
It’s not that bread and rolls are saltier than other foods, it’s just that we eat a lot of them, the report says, and it adds up. We get about 7 percent of our daily salt from dough, the study shows.
The full CDC list is as follows:
- Breads and rolls
- Cold cuts/cured meats
- Pasta mixed dishes
- Meat mixed dishes
- Savory snacks
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio