Packaged Lunch Meat

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Packaged lunch meat, for the most part, seems harmless. It’s a fast, easy protein that can be transported easily between two slices of bread and will hold up until lunchtime. Problem is, not all lunch meat is created equal, and many lunch meats are filled with preservatives (mmm sodium nitrate) and sodium. Even organic or so-called “low sodium” lunch meats aren’t blameless.

Some examples:

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Chicken Breast has 480 milligrams of sodium per six-slice serving. (20% your daily value!)

Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Chicken Breast has 580 milligrams of sodium per 2 oz serving… 24% your daily value.

Boar’s Head Lower Sodium Turkey Breast has 340 milligrams of sodium per 2 oz serving, 14% your daily value.

Next time you’re stocking up on lunchtime food, check those labels closely.

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One Response to Packaged Lunch Meat

  1. Danielle says:

    My problem is that I need to know is package lunch meat good to eat when on a diet.

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