Instead, the number-one spot on the list of the top 10 sources of sodium in the American diet belongs to our dear friend, plain old bread.
A CDC official told USA Today that the issue with bread is not that it’s super-salty but that people tend to eat large quantities of it daily. Yes, we all know that stuffing your face with the rolls in the restaurant bread basket is a bad idea. But some of the report’s numbers are a rude awakening: Bread accounts for 7 percent of the salt that an average American eats per day; it’s one of only 10 foods that make up 44 percent of the sodium we consume daily.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 8, 2012