Salt Shockers: Worst Fast-Food Meals for Sodium
Super salty fast food
By Karen Pallarito
Fast food is convenient, but it can be salty, and it’s saltier in U.S. than in other countries.
Americans eat about 3,400 mg of sodium a day, more than the suggested 2,300 milligrams and double the 1,500 milligrams for people who over 50, African American, or who have hypertension, diabetes, or kidney disease.
While “fast food isn’t going to wreck anyone’s diet if consumed on occasion,” you should limit sodium, says Rima Kleiner, RD, a Vienna, Va.-based nutritionist.
Here are some of the worst fast-food meals for sodium and better options.