The next time you reach for that salt shaker, remember the “Salty Six”

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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.

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The "Salty Six" according to the American Heart Association include:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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