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Fast Food Facts And Low Sodium Realities

November 13, 2011 by ·  

Well what did you expect here – you simply shouldn’t eat at fast food restaurants if you are on a low-sodium diet.

There are not a lot of options for you at a fast food place if you need to watch sodium – best strategy is to Avoid – Avoid – Avoid.  Just wait until you get home or find a restaurant that has the Heart & Stroke Foundation “Health Check”  – be looking for an icon like this on the menu:

 

Watch your fast food sodium intake

High salt/sodium intake is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association recommends that adults stay under 1500 mg of sodium per day, and never take in more than 2,300 mg a day. A study by the New York City Health Department surveyed 6,580 meals bought at fast-food restaurant chains and found that:

About 57% of the meals exceeded the 1,500-mg daily sodium level.
Fried chicken outlets including KFC and Popeye’s were the worst offenders…

Source: MedPage Today

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