Depending on the brand and flavour combination, supposedly healthy breakfast cereals can be quite high in salt as well as sugar.

IN PICTURES: Salty Sixteen: popular foods that can have a surprisingly high sodium content

Bread, cheese, spinach and celery have all been listed among 16 popular foods with shocking levels of salt.

Experts from health and fitness site Vivotion.com have researched foods that contain high amounts of sodium and highlighted some of the more surprising examples.

The water that fills cans of vegetables is often packed full of salt to help preserve the contents for longer, but this can be absorbed by the ingredients inside.

5. Tinned vegetables

The water that fills cans of vegetables is often packed full of salt to help preserve the contents for longer, but this can be absorbed by the ingredients inside.
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Fresh olives are typically quite bitter, so plenty of salt is routinely used to make them a palatable delicacy in restaurants and retailers alike

6. Olives

Fresh olives are typically quite bitter, so plenty of salt is routinely used to make them a palatable delicacy in restaurants and retailers alike
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Combining potentially salty cheese, cured meats and preserved vegetables on a potentially salt-filled bread base could be a recipe for a heart attack.

7. Pizza

Combining potentially salty cheese, cured meats and preserved vegetables on a potentially salt-filled bread base could be a recipe for a heart attack.
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Salt is vital to producing cheese by controlling moisture levels and microbial growth, but halloumi, blue cheese and even classic British cheddar can all contain too much sodium, according to the NHS.

8. Cheese

Salt is vital to producing cheese by controlling moisture levels and microbial growth, but halloumi, blue cheese and even classic British cheddar can all contain too much sodium, according to the NHS.
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