The Transition from Natural to Processed

Manufacturers of processed foods pile on the salt to help create big, attractive flavours.

Here are examples of what happens to “real” food once manufacturers get their hands on it:

NATURAL FOOD       SODIUMPROCESSED FOOD        SODIUM
Baked potato8 mgPotato chips, about 110 g600 mg
  Large order of fries350 mg
  Instant mashed potatoes770 mg
  Potatoes au gratin355 mg
Fresh corn-on-the-cob15 mgCorn chips, 200 g bag630 mg
  Cornflakes230 mg
Fresh broccoli27 mgFrozen broccoli and cheese sauce330 mg
  Canned cream of broccoli soup770 mg
Brown rice120 mgRice and sauce900 mg

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