DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 554
0 members and 554 guests
No Members online
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Non-Sportbike Forums > Non-Sportbike Chat

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
ZOMG: The Saltiest Foods in America, 2009
Unread
  (#1)
Fack yo pony...
 
ZXYBCH's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,095
Join Date: September 19, 2007
Location: Winchester
ZOMG: The Saltiest Foods in America, 2009 - May 12, 2009, 06:52 AM

The Saltiest Foods in America, 2009


By David Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding - Posted on Fri, May 08, 2009, 11:23 am PDT







Few things in world history have done as much good, and caused as much damage, as the simple mineral salt.

On the upside, salt made modern civilization possible, allowing ancient man to preserve food so that he could concentrate on more important things, like inventing astrology. On the downside, when you eat out at most restaurants these days, you’re almost certain to take in more than your recommended daily intake for sodium that day—about 2,300 milligrams of sodium, max. (Guess how much that is? One teaspoon.) But salt is so cheap and, let’s face it, makes so many foods taste delicious, that it’s in nearly everything. In fact, the average American takes in 3,300 milligrams of sodium every single day! (And some a multiple of that.)

And it’s not because of what comes out of our salt shakers. According to Monell Chemical Senses Center researchers, 77 percent of that sodium intake comes from processed-food purveyors and restaurants. Their motivation: Pile on the salt so we don't miss natural flavors and fresh ingredients. Why is that a problem? Because with ever-expanding portion sizes, super-salty foods are displacing fresh fruits and vegetables, which are rich in potassium. And a 1:2 ratio of dietary salt to potassium is critical for your health. Studies show that a high-sodium, low-potassium diet is linked to a host of maladies, including high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, and exercise-induced asthma.

To protect your heart, your bones, your muscles, and your tastebuds, the authors of the upcoming book Eat This, Not That: The Best & Worst Foods in America! scoured takeout menus and supermarket shelves to expose some of the saltiest foods in America. No need to take the information with a grain of salt. These dishes provide plenty.

SALTIEST “HEALTHY” MEAL
Olive Garden Grilled Shrimp Caprese
3,490 mg sodium
900 calories
41 g fat (17 g saturated)
82 g carbs

Sodium Equivalent: 23 individual canisters of Pringles Originals!

Grilled shrimp on its own makes for one of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, but when altered by the imaginations of the corporate cooks at Olive Garden, the result is considerably bleaker. The melted mozzarella and the garlic butter sauce are to blame for the high sodium numbers. Stick with the sea, but choose a grilled salmon, instead of a platter that’s soaked in salty sauce. (Click here for an indispensable list of other health-food imposters.)
Eat This Instead!
Herb Grilled Salmon
760 mg sodium
510 calories
26 g fat (6 g saturated)
5 g carbs

SALTIEST SEAFOOD DISH
Red Lobster Admiral’s Feast
4,662 mg sodium
1,506 calories
93 g fat (9 g saturated)

Sodium Equivalent: 7 medium orders of Burger King Onion Rings!

The Admiral is piloting a sinking ship if this is the vessel he’s steering. It’s a sea of dreaded beige, with four different varieties of deep-fried seafood filling out the plate. Add on the Caesar and the fries that come with the meal, and you’re looking at nearly 6,000 milligrams of sodium before you. Red Lobster is filled with low-calorie options, but sodium’s definitely an enduring issue here, so choose wisely. Grilled fish and vegetables is a great place to start. (Think you can tell a nutritious option from a dietary disaster? Test your nutrition smarts with the Eat This, Not That! I.Q. quiz.)

Eat This Instead!
Wood Grilled Sole with Fresh Asparagus
590 mg sodium
305 calories
7.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated)

SALTIEST BREAKFAST
Arby’s Sausage Gravy Biscuit
4,700 mg sodium
1,040 calories
60 g fat (22 g saturated, 2 g trans)

Sodium Equivalent: 13 large orders of McDonald’s french fries!

This is absolutely one of the worst ways you could start your day, breakfast-wise. (Find eight more atrocious options on this list of the worst breakfasts in America.) Make a date with this biscuit, and you’ll have consumed two full day’s worth of sodium before the noon hour. The key to maintaining a reasonable blood pressure for most folks is to take in at least the equivalent amount of sodium and potassium throughout your day. (A 1:2 ratio is seen as ideal.) The problem with this biscuit is that you’re consuming a heart-stopping level of sodium and almost no potassium. Throw in the abundance of calories and trans fat, and you may have been better off sleeping in.

Eat This Instead!
Bacon and Egg Croissant
651 mg sodium
337 calories
22 g fat (10 g saturated)

SALTIEST ENTRÉE
Chili’s Buffalo Chicken Fajitas with condiments and 4 flour tortillas
6,846 mg sodium
1,782 calories
108 g fat (29 g saturated)
136 g carbs

Sodium Equivalent: 68 cups of Pop Secret Homestyle Premium Popcorn!

After Chinese food, Tex-Mex may be the saltiest cuisine on the planet, dedicated as it is to shredded cheese, refried beans, and massive tortillas. As the skillet of sizzling vegetables and chicken arrive at your table, fajitas may seem like a reasonable order, but the numbers tell an entirely different story. Even if you split this dish four ways, you’d still consume almost your entire day’s allotment of sodium in one sitting. Save it all for yourself, though, and you’ve got a much bigger problem. Your best bet at Chili’s, from both a caloric and a sodium standpoint, is to avoid the Tex-Mex treatment and opt for more basic fare, like their Classic Sirloin.

Eat This Instead!
Chili’s Classic Sirloin
700 mg sodium
540 calories
43 g fat (15 g saturated)
1 g carbs

THE SALTIEST FOOD IN AMERICA
P.F. Chang’s Hot and Sour Soup Bowl
6,878 mg sodium
336 calories
12 g fat (2 g saturated)

Sodium Equivalent: 208 saltine crackers

P.F. Chang's has published their nutrition facts for years without providing sodium counts for basic menu items, which was cause for concern and—as it turns out—justified suspicion. Chinese food tends to run high on the sodium spectrum because of its reliance on viscous stir-fry sauces and salt-laden condiments like soy sauce. But this an unfathomable amount of salt to pack into one 336-calorie bowl of soup. The sad truth is that unless you stick to vegetable sides and small servings of a select few entrees (Crispy Honey Chicken, Orange Peel Beef, Lemon Scallops), you’re all but guaranteed to absorb one or more day’s worth of sodium in a single sitting at P.F. Chang’s.

Eat This Instead!
Large Sichuan-Style Asparagus
263 mg sodium
213 calories
11 g fat (2 g saturated)

Click here to learn more about the 20 worst foods in America.


Track: 2000 Suzuki SV650 Maintained by Chief Wildman

MARRC Safety Crew

Shenandoah Pictures

Before you attempt to set things right, make sure you see things right.
-- Blaine Lee
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
Still here
 
vstargidget's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,838
Join Date: June 9, 2006
Location: Bristow
May 12, 2009, 07:02 AM

ugh!


02 1100 VStar

I've got a bike and I ride it year round. Nuff said

.Net - Those that care, post.
Those that don't care, seem to post too.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via Yahoo to vstargidget Send a message via AIM to vstargidget  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
GP Racer
 
Posts: 1,422
Join Date: June 20, 2006
Location: Sterling, Va
May 12, 2009, 07:09 AM

Thanks Sarah for posting this up...I went and looked at the other things listed on the website! And I wasnt completly shocked at some of it
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to java927  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
GP Champ
 
bluhokie12's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,805
Join Date: August 10, 2008
Location: Ashburn
May 12, 2009, 07:13 AM

I eat a shitload of salt. A lot of peoples stare at me when they eat with me the first time. Blood pressure is okay though.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
Out of Action
 
SLOride's Avatar
 
Posts: 948
Join Date: August 26, 2008
Location: Great Falls, VA
May 12, 2009, 07:24 AM

Classic.. 4200 mg of salt in 1 meal.

You could use "that meal".. to actually salt, another few meals.


*sigh*
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to SLOride  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#6)
Groundhogs can play dead
 
tfinch's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,603
Join Date: November 25, 2002
May 12, 2009, 07:55 AM

Whatever, I love me some salt!


Tanya
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#7)
I was sleeping
 
Dirty's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,786
Join Date: June 7, 2008
Location: On my couch
May 12, 2009, 08:02 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tfinch View Post
Whatever, I love me some salt!

+1



KEV~
NESBA # 401
2002 Honda 919
2003 Yamaha R6(05-09 SOLD)

MARRC Safety Crew - www.marrc.org
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Dirty  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#8)
One and Only
 
Cloaca's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,281
Join Date: June 4, 2004
Location: Cumberland, MD
May 12, 2009, 08:45 AM

Not a big concern of mine. Work out more and eventually you'll actually need more salt. (in a sense)


Right up the 1 hole.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Cloaca  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#9)
Mommy's Little Monster
 
sk8nsanta's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,443
Join Date: January 2, 2008
Location: Fairfax
May 12, 2009, 08:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody View Post
Not a big concern of mine. Work out more and eventually you'll actually need more salt. (in a sense)
Yep, I workout daily and I sweat a lot, and I'm one of those salty sweaters too. I wonder how many milligrams I lose in a 1 hour real intense workout.




2018 BMW R1200 GS
2016 Yamaha FJ-09
2014 Honda CB500X
2007 Suzuki DRZ 400SM
2007 Suzuki GSXR 600
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#10)
Site ADMIN
 
spud's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,846
Join Date: September 30, 2002
Location: Lake Ridge
May 12, 2009, 09:00 AM

they obviously didnt sample my wifes cooking..




I keed..i keed.


This post was prepared as a service to the DCSportbikes.net community. Neither the DCSportbikes.net ADMINS nor any of the moderators, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, link, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by DCSportbikes.net. The opinions of this author expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the DCSportbikes.net community, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
__________________________________________________ ________


Alex
13 Honda Fury
  Facebook Page Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to spud Send a message via MSN to spud  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#11)
MSF Student
 
fxc3700's Avatar
 
Posts: 99
Join Date: February 2, 2006
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
May 12, 2009, 09:42 AM

"Not a big concern of mine. Work out more and eventually you'll actually need more salt. (in a sense)"

Ya but the body only needs 200mg per day to survive, suggested intake is 1500mg, and 2300mg is set as the max to allow for a more varied diet. At a suggested intake of 1500-2300mg a day most everyone will get enough to work out all day long.

It is interesting to note food does not naturally contain much sodium. With out processing, a natural food diet would have about 500mg of sodium a day.

Debate is still out about the effects of low sodium diets in people with normal blood pressure, but it is still some thing to think about, and if you have blood pressure over 120/70 definitely take a look at your sodium intake.
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#12)
The last urrbendah
 
Stillie's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,909
Join Date: February 5, 2003
Location: Kickin' it with Stevie Janowski
May 12, 2009, 09:49 AM

No mention of my chocolate salty balls.....


13 KTM 200 XC-W
15 KTM 350 XC-F

I might have a dirt bike problem.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#13)
The last urrbendah
 
Stillie's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,909
Join Date: February 5, 2003
Location: Kickin' it with Stevie Janowski
May 12, 2009, 09:50 AM

And that dude in the picture giving the zoolander face is fucking annoying.


13 KTM 200 XC-W
15 KTM 350 XC-F

I might have a dirt bike problem.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#14)
Я - Ребенок Люциферов
 
vonstallin's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,829
Join Date: November 2, 2006
Location: Wash DC: (2 min from Adams Morgan)
May 12, 2009, 09:52 AM

Man...this made my taste buds flair up!!! now I want some grilled and fried shrimp, seafood, onion rings and a fat ass Marios Grilled chicken sub !!! mmmmmm


The Nightmare of Summit Point
WERA Nov# 325 / CCS # 326
2016 ZX10R ABS (Street) | 2011 ZX10RR(Race)
2011 R6 (Street & Track) | 2009 WR250F
GunnRunnaz.com|GR on FaceBook | www.2666ad.com|
  Facebook Page MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to Send a message via MSN to vonstallin  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#15)
One and Only
 
Cloaca's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,281
Join Date: June 4, 2004
Location: Cumberland, MD
May 12, 2009, 07:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8nsanta View Post
Yep, I workout daily and I sweat a lot, and I'm one of those salty sweaters too. I wonder how many milligrams I lose in a 1 hour real intense workout.

The other day after Raystown I actually had crusty salt on my forehead. Like, the band on my helmet I guess kept it there. For serious.



And yes, I scraped it off and sprinkled it over a baked potato.


Right up the 1 hole.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Cloaca  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.