Quiz: Can You Guess How Much Sodium is Actually in These Foods?

When you’re trying to figure out how different foods are going to affect your health goals, some of the top factors that you take into account are things like calorie count, fiber content, and protein. But some of the things that could have the biggest impact on your goals are the lesser considered components of a food, like sodium. While the recommended daily sodium content usually falls between 1,500 mg to 2,300 mg, the average American tends to consume over 3,400 mg, which is well over anybody’s healthy intake. And with higher-than-healthy sodium consumption comes, unfortunately, health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and low bone calcium. Of course, one of the biggest reasons behind excess sodium consumption comes down to just not actually knowing how much sodium is really in some of the foods we eat. So, to test your salt expertise, we’ve rounded up some of the saltiest foods around – some junk foods, and some typically considered “healthy” – to see how well you know the sodium content on your plate.

About Tamara Rahoumi

Tamara Rahoumi is a writer on The Path Editorial Team. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in magazine journalism at NYU. Her passion for wellness always has her researching the latest fitness trends, experimenting with recipes from superfood cookbooks, and working towards an overall healthier and happier lifestyle. In addition to reading her articles on The Path, you can follow her adventures on her lifestyle blog, The Curly Nomad.