Most people know candy bars are loaded with fat and sugar, but they can also have high levels of sodium. Some choices have a lot more than others, with chocolate treats -- from M&Ms to Butterfinger -- leading the pack at around 200 to 300 mg of sodium per serving. Surprisingly, a 1-ounce (28-gram) butterscotch candy has an astounding 391 mg of sodium, while eight pieces of Starburst fruit chews have only 2 mg.
Everyone likes to enjoy candy now and then, but try not to make it a regular part of your daily snacking. And always read the labels -- you can satisfy your candy craving without compromising your sodium intake.
See the next section for lots more information on eating a low-sodium diet.