Ow, my kidneys are crying! Keep in mind that the recommended daily allotment of sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg). That's like one teaspoon.

I'll skip to number 1 on this list just to shake you up:

1: The Saltiest Dish in America
Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Portobello
7,300 mg sodium, 1,020 calories, 66 g fat

With three items on our top 20 list, plus a slew of dishonorable mentions, Macaroni Grill earns its title as America's saltiest chain restaurant. But what makes this the saltiest dish in America? One word: demi-glace, a fancy French name for the viscous salt slick that blankets this disastrous dish. You would have to eat 32 cups of potassium-rich broccoli to compensate for this sodium avalanche.

The 20 saltiest foods in America exposed - Diet and nutrition - MSNBC.com


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