5 Surprising Foods that are High in Sodium

Dairy Products

Dairy products have a good rep: They help children grow, contribute to strong bones and teeth, and are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. But most people don't realize that dairy products can run with a rough crowd.

One cup of low-fat milk has about 107 mg of sodium, and one slice of American cheese has around 310 mg. Now, think about the half-dozen slices you ordered on your sub sandwich.

And though cottage cheese is touted as a great diet food, it's brimming with sodium. A half-cup serving has around 450 mg. So what happens if you eat an entire tub in one fell swoop? Yikes, sodium overload!

Keep reading to learn how a little sauciness isn't always a good thing.

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