Report finds some baby foods have too much salt
(ABC News / WSYR-TV) - Doctors warn that many of us get more salt than is a healthy amount, often from processed foods.
Now there is a disturbing report that even some baby foods have too much salt.
Findings presented to the American Heart Association say nearly 75 percent of commercial baby foods for toddlers are high in sodium.
Researchers studied more than 1,000 food products for babies and toddlers.
Toddler meals were significantly higher in sodium than baby meals.
Some toddler meals had as much as 630 milligrams of sodium per serving, 40 percent of the recommended limit for a whole day.
The researchers worry that high levels of sodium in a child's diet may cause high blood pressure, as well as a preference for salty foods early in life.
They advise parents to read the nutrition labels on their kids' foods to keep sodium intake under control.
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