MILWAUKEE -- The next time you reach for that salt shaker, you might want to think twice -- because there is probably already enough in the food you are eating. Tatiana Castellino, registered dietitian with Roundy's Supermarkets, joined the Studio A team to talk about the "Salty Six" as noted by the American Heart Association.
- Breads & rolls. Some foods that you eat several times a day, such as bread, add up to a lot of sodium even though each serving may not seem high in sodium. Check labels to find lower-sodium varieties.
- Cold cuts & cured meats. One 2 oz. serving, or 6 thin slices, of deli meat can contain as much as half of your daily recommended dietary sodium. Look for lower-sodium varieties of your favorite lunch meats.
- Pizza. A slice of pizza with several toppings can contain more than half of your daily recommended dietary sodium. Limit the cheese and add more veggies to your next slice.
- Poultry. Sodium levels in poultry can vary based on preparation methods. You will find a wide range of sodium in poultry products, so it is important to choose wisely.
- Soup. Sodium in one cup of canned soup can range from 100 to as much as 940 milligrams – more than half your daily recommended intake. Check the labels to find lower sodium varieties.
- Sandwiches. A sandwich or burger from a fast food restaurant can contain more than 100 percent of your daily suggested dietary sodium. Try half a sandwich with a side salad instead.