NYC Sodium Shakeup

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed a rule that requires some restaurants to label menu items that exceed 2,300 milligrams, the daily limit recommended by federal guidelines. For ideal heart health, the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams per day.

Here’s a look at the sodium levels in five New York City favorites!

New York Style Pizza: 1 slice = 689 mg 46% of daily max

Manhattan Clam Chowder: 1 cup = 690 mg 46% of daily max

Pastrami Sandwich: 1 sandwich = 2,750 mg 183% of daily max

Bagels: 1 plain bagel = 740 mg 49% of daily max

Hot Dogs: 1 plain hot dog, no toppings = 780 mg 52% of daily max

New York has been home to several high-profile measures to improve people’s health over the past decade, including efforts to eliminate trans fats in restaurants, calorie labeling and even push to ban oversized sugary drinks. Their efforts have paid off for many New Yorkers who are getting healthier!

Source: Menus on the websites of popular New York restaurants