High Sodium Foods

I’m usually looking for low sodium foods that we can eat but I thought it would be also good to have a list of high sodium foods to avoid.

DH’s daily recommendation is 1,500 mg

Avoid medications which contain sodium such as Alka Seltzer and Bromo Seltzer.

This page is still under construction as I do research and find more foods.

Please note that these are general findings.  Some manufactures may have more (or less) sodium than listed here.

Bagel And Cream Cheese, 694 mg sodium (1 bagel, 2 tbsp cream cheese)

Bran Muffin, 546 mg sodium (1 large)

Buttermilk Pancakes, 740 mg sodium (4 pancakes)

Chicken Breast, 800 mg sodium (6 ounces)

Chicken breasts can be high in sodium. Some manufacturers inject chicken breasts with saline to make them juicier. I’ve also recently seen chicken breasts sold in chicken broth, which is also high in sodium.

Cottage Cheese, 819 mg sodium (1 cup) (note to self – check other brands for low-sodium)

Pasta Sauce, 525 mg sodium (1/2 cup jarred)

Pickle, 1,181 mg sodium (medium, Kosher dill)

Pickles are loaded with sodium (pickling is the process of preserving food in a salt water solution)— one pickle packs almost half of the 2,300 mg daily recommendation!. That’s for a normal person.

Pretzels, 814mg sodium (10 twists). Unsalted pretzels are 131 mg of sodium.

Turkey Bacon, 640 mg sodium (1 oz.)

White Bread, 240 mg of sodium per slice.

Sources: My own label reading and Shape Magazine.

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