You’ll Never Guess How Much Sodium Is in This Meal

This is Red Lobster’s Admiral’s Feast including: Shrimp, bay scallops, clam strips and fried sole.  Also comes with with creamy lobster topped mashed potato, Caesar salad with dressing, and a complimentary Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Not pictured, but included in the meal: Lemonade.

So just how much salt is inside?

7106 mg. of Sodium!!!

7106 mg is more than twice the DAILY recommended maximum consumption for healthy adults (2300mg).In just one meal!

7106mg is more than FOUR TIMES the recommended daily maximum of 1500 for about 70% of adults

A big thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer watchdog organization with no food industry affiliations or ties, that helps consumers understand just how problematic this country’s food system is.

This time, they’ve tackled sodium head on:

CSPI researchers examined 17 chains and found that 85 out of 102 meals had more than a day’s worth of sodium, and some had more than four days’ worth.

Who knows how many Americans have been pushed prematurely into their
graves thanks to sodium levels like those found in Olive Garden,
Chili’s, and Red Lobster?” asked CSPI executive director Michael F.
Jacobson. “These chains are sabotaging the food supply. They should cut
back and give consumers the freedom to decide for themselves how much
salt they want.”

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  • Jessica Gray

    There are no rules with food anymore. Common sense isn’t a factor. It’s just how much, how fast, and how cheap can America get food. I don’t eat out much simply because it’s too hard to find (in my community) delicious, healthy vegetarian food that the portion sizes aren’t mammoth. I refuse to pay for a doggy bag when I don’t eat leftovers and that food goes to waste. This has gotten out of control.