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Sheryl Kraft

Sheryl Kraft, a freelance writer and breast cancer survivor, was born in Long Beach, New York. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Alan and dog Chloe, where her nest is empty of her two sons Jonathan. Sheryl writes articles and essays on breast cancer and contributes to a variety of publications and websites where she writes on general health and wellness issues. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2005.

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Saltiest Food in America: Who's the Winner?

Nutrition & Movement

Everyone seems to be buzzing about salt lately (including yours truly). I happened to order take-out last night and each bite of the grilled lemon chicken I chose was like eating a mountain of salt. The chef was definitely salt-happy, that's for sure.

Here's something interesting - and quite shocking - you might want to know about the saltiest food in America. No, it wasn't my take-out chicken: according to Eat This, Not That! the winner is ...

The Hot and Sour Soup Bowl at the chain P.F. Changs, coming it at a whopping 6,878 mg. of sodium. When you weigh that against 2,300 mg. - the total amount of salt the American Heart Association says you should consume in one day - I think you'll agree that is A LOT of salt for just one bowl of soup.

(Guess how many saltines that's equivalent to? If you guessed anything under 200, you're wrong. It's 208.)

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