According to the CDC, breads are a major source of salt in the normal American diet. Not only do the breads themselves contain salt, but given that we top breads with things like ham, cheeses and spreads, all of which contain salt, it’s not surprising that eating bread adds significantly to the daily salt intake. A bagel, for instance, can contain as much as 460mg of salt (20% of the recommended daily intake) and that’s before anything is added. Again the key is to read the labels and choose the ‘low-salt’ versions. If you’re ordering a take-away, like a sandwich or bagel, choose toppings containing low salt.