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Your Day in Sodium (Page 4)

3. Lunch

Pictured Recipe: Smoky Black Bean Soup

3. Lunch

You go vegetarian with a cup of black bean soup and half a grilled veggie sandwich, never realizing that you’re racking up at least 70 percent of your daily quota—and possibly more.
Your sodium: 1,600 mg
Lighten it: Canned and restaurant-made soups are typically loaded with sodium. Make it in your own kitchen or choose a "less salt" or "low-sodium" store-bought brand and drop a staggering 1,000 mg. Also, choose your sandwich bread carefully, as sodium amounts vary from brand to brand.

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