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.

Re-energising sports drinks are designed for athletes working at peak performance levels to replace their bodies salt and other nutrients, but drinking these day to day could be damaging your body.

9. Sports drink

Re-energising sports drinks are designed for athletes working at peak performance levels to replace their bodies salt and other nutrients, but drinking these day to day could be damaging your body.
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Celery is often used in stocks and stews for its high salt content that contributes to flavour, but the health conscious should be careful.

10. Celery

Celery is often used in stocks and stews for its high salt content that contributes to flavour, but the health conscious should be careful.
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Sunday dinners covered in gravy made from high salt stock cubes rather than meat juices could be damaging your internal health.

11. Gravy

Sunday dinners covered in gravy made from high salt stock cubes rather than meat juices could be damaging your internal health.
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To cure and flavour processed and preserved meats such as cooked, refrigerated and sandwich-bound ham, salt is used in copious quantities.

12. Ham

To cure and flavour processed and preserved meats such as cooked, refrigerated and sandwich-bound ham, salt is used in copious quantities.
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