Got PMS? Try These Shockingly Salty Foods

April Peveteaux
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shockingly salty foods for pmsWorking on your premenstrual monthly snacking? Or maybe you just ran a marathon and need to increase your sodium. Or maybe you have a death wish.

Instead of picking up a bag of Cheetos (290 mg of sodium per 1-ounce serving), try these deceptively salty options instead.

What? You say you didn't want that much sodium in your Raisin Bran? Well too bad, suckers. These non-junk food sounding snacks profiled on Health.com are designed to please your salt-tooth, not your blood pressure.

Read on and weep (or stock up for your monthly salt-inhaling visitor).

Otis Spunkmeyer Harvest Bran Muffin

Start your day off right with some bran in your -- ohmygod, does that say 420 mg of sodium??? Mmm ... salty sweet that kills me deliciously.

MorningStar Foods Chipotle Black Bean Burger

700 mg of sodium makes this veggie burger the opposite of heart healthy. But hey, it will let you pretend you're being animal-friendly while you get your salt on!

Kraft Singles

277 mg per slice, but let's be honest, who eats just one slice? But ladies, don't despair because a woman needs her calcium alongside her heart disease.

Pepperidge Farm Pumpernickel Bread

A pumpernickel bread sandwich starts off with 380 mg of sodium. Just think of the magic when you add a chipotle black bean burger and a couple of Kraft singles!

V8 Spicy Hot Vegetable Juice

Veggies suck when you're trying to be angry, weepy, and PMS-y. So just drink them! Bonus -- 480 mg of sodium per 8-ounce glass.

Friendship 1% Low Fat Cottage Cheese

Okay, so you're trying to keep to your diet while fighting off the munchies. Never fear, because just 1/2 cup of this light cottage cheese will give you 15% of your daily salt intake!

Oh yes, there's more. Heinz Ketchup, Ramen noodles, and Lean Cuisine also have salt in spades. And, um, Slim Jims. But was anyone really surprised by those 500 mg?

Did you think these foods had alarming amounts of sodium?

 

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