Alert on salt in foods

December 1, 2008 7:46:26 PM PST
A warning to those watching their sodium intake. A new report found a surprising and harmful amount of salt in foods that aren't supposed to be salty.

Foods such as breakfast cereals and bagels, according to Consumer Reports magazine.

For example, a cup of Kellogg's Raisin Bran contains 350 milligrams of sodium. Some whole grain white bagels contain 440 grams.

Doctors recommend adults to keep their daily sodium intake at 23-hundred and 15-hundred for those with high blood pressure.

The study found that lower fat products are often higher in sodium, as salt is used to compensate for flavor.

The full study can be found in Consumer Reports magazine.

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