(WMC) - American Heart Association says a high-sodium diet can have a detrimental impact on your health.
A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that one in 10 cardiovascular deaths can be attributed to a diet of more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day.
American Heart Association recommends Americans consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day for a heart-healthy diet.
Thursday afternoon, on WMC Action News 5 at 4 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital dietitian Christina Turner joined Kontji Anthony to talk about one food item that can have hidden sodium dangers: the sandwich.
American Heart Association's Salty Six (six popular foods high in sodium) includes: breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups and sandwiches.
Here's Turner's comparison of salty versus healthy sandwich ingredients: