Published On: Feb 08 2012 10:54:15 AM CSTUpdated On: Feb 19 2015 04:44:04 AM CST
Americans are notorious for consuming salty foods. Nearly 90 percent of all Americans eat too much salt, which increases their chances of developing hypertension, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Time.com helps break down a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found that 10 foods account for 44 percent of all the sodium Americans eat. See what the foods are and the percentages they account for.
Bread and rolls, 7.4%
Cold cuts/cured meats, 5.1%
Fresh and processed poultry, 4.5%
Sandwiches like cheeseburgers, 4%
Pasta dishes like spaghetti with meat sauce, 3.3%
Meat dishes such as meatloaf with tomato sauce, 3.2%
Snacks, including chips, pretzels, popcorn and puffs, 3.1%