Sodium: Sodium detector
Most of the sodium found in the typical diet comes from processed or prepared foods, not the salt shaker.
Learn how much sodium is in the foods that you eat.
- Processed or prepared foods
Most of the sodium we eat (77%) comes from processed or prepared foods like deli meats, pizza, sauces and soups. Packaged and ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals are also often high in sodium.
- Naturally occurring
Sodium is found naturally in small amounts in foods like milk, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.
- Ingredients added during cooking and at the table
Sodium is found in salt, sauces, condiments and dressings that are added during cooking and at the table.
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