Americans are notorious for consuming salty foods. Nearly 90% of all Americans eat too much salt, which increases their chances of developing hypertension, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Time.com helps break down a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found that 10 foods account for 44% of of all the sodium Americans eat. See what the foods are and the percentages they account for.
Bread and rolls, 7.4%
Cold cuts/cured meats, 5.1%
Fresh and processed poultry, 4.5%
Sandwiches like cheeseburgers, 4%
Pasta dishes like spaghetti with meat sauce, 3.3%
Meat dishes such as meatloaf with tomato sauce, 3.2%
Snacks, including chips, pretzels, popcorn and puffs, 3.1%
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