Hold The Salt: New Report On How Much Sodium Is In Restaurant Food

Scientists are shaking up the salt debate by issuing a new report on the sodium content of restaurant food.

Researchers with the center for science in the public interest studied 17 restaurant chains, and found 85 out of 102 meals had more than a day's worth of sodium.

A typical consumer should have no more than 23 hundred milligrams of sodium, while those who are middle aged, African American or have high blood pressure should have no more than 15 hundred milligrams.

Experts found some meals, like chicken fajitas, ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy, and chicken Parmesan with bread sticks had over five thousand milligrams of sodium.