Salt secrets

You probably eat a lot more salt than you realize, and that could be bad for your health

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM November 13, 2008

The salt that you sprinkle onto food is easy to measure. Unfortunately, it may be just a fraction of the total salt in your daily diet.

The salt that you sprinkle onto food is easy to measure. Unfortunately, it may be just a fraction of the total salt in your daily diet.

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When you look at your food, some ingredients are easy to see. For example, there is obviously milk in your cereal, cheese on your pizza and peanut butter on your toast.

But your meals are also filled with ingredients you can’t see. And you might be surprised to learn just how much those hidden items affect your health.

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