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Salt Secrets: What's Lurking in Your Dessert?

DQ Pecan Mudslide has 320mg of salt - double a small bag of Doritos. (

(CBS) Maybe you've heard the news - not only are Americans fat, but we eat too much salt. It's true.

FDA guidelines say healthy adults should eat no more than 2,300 mg of salt a day. That may sound like a big number, but it's only a teaspoon.

PICTURES: Salty Dessert Shockers

If you are middle-aged or older, African-American or have high blood pressure, you may need to cut your consumption to just 1,500 mg.

But the average American gets much more salt than that and not just from pizzas and processed foods. Turns out some of our favorite desserts also have a salty surprise lurking just underneath the icing.

Doughnuts with more salt than a bag of potato chips? Muffins with more salt than a slice of Domino's pizza? That and more. Check out the slide show for America's salty secrets.

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