10 Foods You Didn’t Know Contained (So Much) Salt

Lauren Slayton

Last week, nutritionist and Foodtrainers founder Lauren Slayton gave us her New Year’s Detox Diet: 7-Day Food Cleanse. Today she’s back with ten foods (plus condiments and medications) that you didn’t know contained so much damn salt. If you liked our previous posts: 8 Foods You Didn’t Know Contained Meat and 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Contained Gluten, then you’ll want to read on.

Lauren says: “We all have a friend or family member who, like my husband, often reaches for the salt shaker even before tasting their food. Perhaps this person is chided for their overzealous shaking; perhaps not. But the truth is that even the most serious salt-lover isn’t in danger of approaching the recommended one-teaspoon-a-day of salt from that habit. Instead, have you ever considered criticizing the amount of spaghetti sauce someone uses? Maybe you should.” Here’s our gallery of ten sneaky salt sources lurking in your food:

Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York City’s Foodtrainers, has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor. Offering one-on-one sessions on weight and nutrition management, Foodtrainers helps clients create, record, achieve, and maintain personal health goals. For those in need of grocery shopping guidance on a budget, Foodtrainers also offers an affordable program, Market Foodtraining. Check out Lauren’s Foodtrainers blog and follow Lauren on Twitter: @foodtrainers.

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    • Kelly

      ok, anything that is not found naturally is going to not be as healthy for you. Anything and Everything diet is bad for you. There will be extra salt and sugar in them. Higher fat dairy will help to slow the natural and added sugar from entering your blood stream thus helping to stablize blood sugar and lower craving. The fat also helps give your brain (made from fat) the nutrients that it needs.