One serving rotisserie chicken = up to 940 mg
Is rotisserie chicken your go-to, protein-packed, quick-dinner pick-up at the deli counter? Beware, says Dr. Johnson, as these birds can pack mega amounts of sodium. The CDC even listed fresh and processed poultry among its top 10 worst salt offenders because much of raw chicken is injected with a sodium solution. “It’s done to make chicken look plump and healthy on the shelf,” says Dr. Gulati. So here’s a tip: Look at the ingredient list on the label. If it lists sodium chloride as the second item, put that bird back, she says. You can also inquire at the deli counter which birds have been injected. (They should know, so don’t be afraid to ask.)
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