Let’s face it, we all like a bit of salt in our diets. Whether you’re cooking with it, adding it to your meal or simply buying salt-heavy products, our levels are probably a little on the high side.In fact, NHS statistics show that adults in the UK eat about 8.1g of salt (that’s 3.2g of sodium) every single day. The recommended daily limit is 6g (2.4g of sodium).Too much sodium can cause a number of problems such as increased blood pressure leading to a real risk of heart disease and stroke.As well as the usual culprits, there are a few surprising foods that contain a lot more of the bad stuff than you think. Prepare for some major disappointment.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Salt being bad for us is a myth, doctor claims Three fruit and veg a day are enough according to scientistsWhat your food cravings really mean – and how to cure them
According to campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), our favourite dips such as houmous, taramasalata, salsa, tzatziki and guacamole are often packed with loads of salt and excess calories. Tragically, our long-time favourite dip houmous was among the worst offenders when it came to high salt and calorific properties.