Chips, nuts, bacon, pickles, cold-cuts – most of us are well aware that these food items contain a lot of salt, but you might be surprised at the number of other products that have salt in them. Some breakfast cereals, cakes, pastas and ready-made meals are filled with sodium. While salt can add flavor to a lot of food, too much is, well, too much.

Several studies show that a diet high in salt can lead to high blood pressure. It is now believed that 20 to 40 percent of all cases of high blood pressure in the United States are due to high-salt intake.


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