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Hidden Sodium in Healthy Foods

Many foods we consider healthy have surprisingly high levels of sodium. Find out how to avoid hidden sodium in some of your favorite foods. By Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN

Breakfast Cereal Sodium

Breakfast Cereal

A high fiber bowl of cereal with low-fat milk and berries is a healthy way to start the day. On the other hand, if you aren’t careful, it could be the start to a high sodium day. Many people check the cereal’s food label for calories, fiber, and sugar and rarely look at the sodium content.  With ranges approximately 170 to 280 mg per serving, this nutrient should not be overlooked. Hands down your best bet to avoid sodium in cereal is to look for shredded wheat brands and plain oatmeal.

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