Salt Can Sneak Up On You

How much salt is in your diet?

Do you know the sodium content of the foods you eat?

You should.

Are you aware of the serious health consequences of consuming too much salt over too long a period of time?

You should be.

The recommended daily intake is lower than you might think, and it's much easier to exceed that level than it may seem -- largely because of the sodium hidden in many foods, especially processed ones.

On The Early Show Tuesday, dietician and Health magazine contributor Samantha Heller spelled it all out for co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez, and gave her a quick quiz involving amounts of salt in some common breakfast foods: