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The Most Common Nutrition Mistakes

These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.

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You buy lean cold cuts and pile them high on your sandwich
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48. You buy lean cold cuts and pile them high on your sandwich

THE RESULT: Excess sodium.

THE FIX: The curing of meats was traditionally done to preserve a precious food, and that food, being precious, wasn’t served in mile-high deli sandwiches. It’s the portion, not the pastrami, that can be unhealthy these days. Still, even in a modest 1- or 2-ounce serving, sodium can add up. To dodge some of the salt, get slices fresh from the deli for up to 50% sodium savings over pre-sliced. Opt for reduced-sodium versions when you can. And load your sandwich with lots of veggies.

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