The Bad News About Cold Cut Deli Meat

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  • A ham sandwich might seem like an easy, satisfying, and wholesome lunch, but cold cut meats aren’t as innocent as they appear. There are a wide variety of cold cuts available in the supermarket, but whether you’re buying a premium brand or a lunchable, all cold cuts are processed meats that contain a hidden ingredient list that could be damaging to your health. Here’s a look inside your ham sandwich:

    Salt

    Just one slice of a cold cut meat can contain 20% of the recommended maximum daily sodium intake, and nobody makes a sandwich with just one slice of ham. If you weren’t already aware, sodium can be incredibly dangerous to your health; it causes high blood pressure, increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, and can lead to stroke, heart failure, and serious problems. The good news is, all you have to do to lower your risk is simply change your diet and avoiding eating high sodium, low potassium foods. In other words, eat less cold cut sandwiches.


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