Test Your Sodium Smarts Quiz

You may be surprised to learn how much sodium is in many foods. Sodium, including sodium chloride or salt, can come from natural sources or be added to foods. High–sodium diets are linked to increased blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends that you aim to eat less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day.

factsWhen you buy prepared and packaged foods, you can read the amount of sodium in the product per serving, in milligrams (mg), by looking at the Nutrition Facts panel. Read the Nutrition Facts panel for the overall nutrition information including calorie, fat and sodium content before you make food choices. Select and prepare foods with little or no salt.

Question 1

Which food has more sodium?

bread
A.  Raisin bread (enriched)
1 large slice (32g)

bread
B. French or Vienna bread (including sourdough)
1 small slice (32g)

Question 2

Which food has more sodium?

cheese
A. American cheese (pasteurized process, low-fat)
1 slice (21g)

cheese
B. Swiss cheese (low-fat)
1 slice (28g)

Question 3

Which food has more sodium?

potato

A. Potato salad
1/3 cup (95g)

potato
B. Mashed potatoes (fast-foods)
1/3 cup (80g)

Question 4

Which food has more sodium?
A.

 

 

 

 

muffin

B. Raisin-cinnamon English muffin
1 (57g)

Question 5

Which food has more sodium?

chips
A. Potato chips (plain, salted)
1 ounce (28g)

pretzels
B. Pretzels (hard, plain, salted)
1 ounce (28g)

Question 6

Which food has more sodium?

Italian
A. Reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
2 tbsp (30g)

dressing
B. Reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
2 tbsp (30g)

Question 7

Which food has more sodium?

HAM
A. Ham (sliced, regular)
2 slices (56g)

dressing
B. Turkey breast (oven roasted)
2 slices (56g)

Question 8

Which food has more sodium?

sauce
A. Pasta sauce (spaghetti/marinara)
1/2 cup (128g)

sauce
B. Pasta sauce (Alfredo)
1/2 cup (124g)

Question 9

Which food has more sodium?

soup
A. Tomato soup (ready-to-serve)
1 cup (245g)

noodle
B. Chicken noodle soup (ready-to-serve)
1 cup (245g)

Question 10

Which food has more sodium?

sauce
A. Soy sauce
1 tbsp (18g)

sauce
B. Teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp (18g)

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