Sodium in Bacon, Protein Rich Foods

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Salt Contained in Bacon

It's rather high in content. Three slices contain about 300 milligrams of sodium - and take note that this amount will differ depending upon the thickness of the slice, the brand used and even the cooking methods.

Raw Proteins Minimal in Salt Content

When the shaker is omitted from the cooking equation, the amount of sodium that is contained in protein rich foods is minimal - as is the case where all natural foods are involved.

Commercial Processing Spikes Salt Values Significantly

On the other hand, refined and commercially prepared sources tend to be mini salt mines.

While the minimal content is great news, it doesn't give the white flag on eating as much as we like of animal proteins.

While the leanest cuts are of course - the healthier cuts, all animal proteins contain fatty acids which serve to build up over time in the arteries, thus impacting heart health.

If you're not a fan of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer and a number of other ills - but you are a fan of a healthier, potentially longer life, then watching the amounts of both sodium and animal proteins that you input into your daily diet is a great way to have that longer, healthier life.

Let's look at our data chart below to see how many milligrams of salt are contained in popular protein rich foods.

Sodium in Protein Rich Foods: Beef, Poultry, Pork

Selection Based on 3 Ounce Serving Size, Cooked

BEEF SELECTION

Sodium mg

BEEF SELECTION

Sodium mg

Beef Liver

60

Porterhouse Steak

55

Blade Roast

90

Pot Roast, Arm

55

Bottom Round Roast

45

Rib Eye Steak

60

Brisket

60

Shank Cross Cut

55

Eye Round Roast

55

Short Ribs

50

Filet Mignon

75

Sirloin Steak

55

Flank Steak

75

T-Bone Steak

60

Ground Beef (Extra-Lean)

60

Tip Round Steak

55

Top Round Steak

55

Top Loin Steak

60

POULTRY SELECTION

Capon

45

Thighs, 1 thigh or 2 ounces

45

Chicken Back

85

Wings, 4 skinless

75

Breast

65

Duck

55

Drumsticks, two

85

Goose

65

Giblets

50

Dark Meat, Turkey

70

Gizzards

60

Turkey Gizzards

50

Legs (thigh + drumstick)

85

Turkey Liver

55

Livers

45

White Meat, Turkey

55

PORK SELECTION

Bacon, 3 slices

300

Pork Liver

40

Canadian Bacon, 2 slices

720

Picnic Shoulder Arm

70

Ham

1,200

Spareribs

50

Pickled Pig's Feet

800

Tenderloin

60

 

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