Potato chips are pretty salty, right? Turns out, when you compare them to other common foods, chips don’t pack nearly as much sodium as you might think. Following is a transcript of the video.
How much sodium in the average small bag of chips? We looked at the sodium content in a small bag of chips of three leading brands: Lay’s (170mg), Ruffles (160mg), and Kettle Brand (210mg).
By taking the average of these three, we estimate that the average small bag of chips has about 180mg of sugar. Here’s how other popular foods compare:
Salt is an essential part of a healthy diet. It helps our nerves and muscles function properly and help us control blood pressure and volume. But too much may lead to hypertension, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. The FDA recommends no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day.