Calories in a Slice of Turkey Sandwich Meat

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Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple for many people throughout the country. Turkey sandwich meat, also called lunch meat, adds a savory taste to sandwiches and offers calories that provide energy to get you through your day.

Calories

One 0.7-oz. slice of turkey lunch meat contains 22 calories, according to the Calorie King website. Based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet, this accounts for approximately 1.1 percent of the calories you need. The Nutrition Action Health Letter recommends that you stick to 2 oz. of lunch meat on your sandwiches, or two to three slices, which provides 44 to 66 calories.

Nutrients

Many of the calories in a 0.7-oz. slice of turkey lunch meat come from protein. This serving of turkey sandwich meat contains 3.6 g of this macronutrient, or a nutrient that provides calories or energy, according to the Calorie King website. The Institute of Medicine recommends consuming 46 to 56 g of protein each day.

Considerations

A 0.7-oz. slice of turkey lunch meat contains 213 mg of sodium, according to the Calorie King website. This accounts for 14.2 percent of the amount, 1,500 mg, that the American Heart Association recommends that you limit yourself to each day. Too much sodium in your diet may result in high blood pressure and other potentially dangerous conditions.

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