Most of the sodium found in the typical diet comes from processed foods, NOT the salt shaker.
Learn how much sodium is in the foods that you eat. Use the Sodium Interactive Tool to find out how much sodium is in processed foods, ingredients high in sodium that are added during cooking and at the table, and foods with naturally occurring sodium.
Using the Pie Chart, find out more information about sources of Sodium in your diet.
Or select the sodium source from the expanding list:
- Processed Foods - 77%
Most of the sodium we eat comes from processed 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 - 12%
Sodium is found naturally in small amounts in foods like milk, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.
- Ingredients added at the table - 6%
Sodium is found in salt, sauces, condiments and dressings that are added at the table.
- Ingredients added during cooking - 5%
Sodium is found in salt, sauces, condiments and dressings that are added during cooking.
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