Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The saltiest meal in America

In case you missed it, frequent reader of this blog, Mike, posted a link in the comments of my previous sodium blog to a report done by Men's Health Magazine on the 20 saltiest foods in America (thanks Mike!).

I thought it was worth posting some of their entries.

Remember that adults should be aiming for 1500mg sodium a day and not more than 2300mg/day.

Saltiest bread: Dunkin' Donuts Salt Bagel at 4520 mg sodium, 320 calories.

Saltiest Salad: Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Florentine at 5460 mg sodium, 840 calories.

Saltiest Kid's Meal: Cosi Kid's Pepperoni Pizza at 6405 mg sodium, 1901 calories. The recommended sodium intake for children over 9 years old is 1500mg and for kids 4-8 years old, it's 1200mg/day.

Saltiest appetizer: Papa John's Cheesesticks with Buffalo Sauce at 6700 mg sodium, 2605 calories.

Saltiest Pizza: Pizza Hut Meat Lovers' Stuffed Crust Pizza ( 3 slices of a 14" pie): 5070 mg sodium, 1560 calories.

Saltiest dessert: Atlanta Bread Company Raspberry Scone at 1750 mg sodium, 360 calories.

And drum roll please…..

Saltiest dish in America: Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Portobello at 7300mg sodium, 1020 calories.



Jme said...

Geeze, 5000mg of salt would make a pretty good size pile.

Sybil Hebert, RD said...

Pretty gross, eh?!