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Bacon and Deli Meat
Roast beef, ham, bacon—it doesn’t really matter which deli counter item you choose, they’re all loaded with sodium. “Even the ‘low salt’ ones are pretty high in sodium,” says McManus. Just six thin slices of deli meat can contain half of your recommended daily sodium intake, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which uses 1,500 mg as the ideal daily amount (lower than other guidelines suggesting 2,300 mg). When you consider two lowly strips of bacon weighs in at 330 mg of sodium, you can see the problem.