Next time you're reach for those healthy-looking veggie chips have a look at just how much salt is packed into them.
Heart Foundation dietitian Sian Armstrong warns that while they might look healthy, they contain "alarming" amounts of salt.
"They might be found in the health aisle or say 'organic' or something but this doesn't always mean they're actually a healthy option," she told AAP.
A George Institute survey released on Wednesday found some veggie chips - like kale or legume-based crisps - had 26 times more salt than less-salty veggie chips.
Ms Armstrong says the rule of thumb is 120 milligrams of sodium per 100 grams are the best products and under 400 milligrams is okay but anything above is unhealthy.
"Most Australians are consuming double the amount of salt that they should be," she said.
"A lot of the time, you can't even taste it. Things don't even taste that salty at all."
A high salt diet could lead to high blood pressure, leading heart attacks, strokes or kidney disease.
"Nearly 50 per cent of heart disease deaths in Australia are attributable to high blood pressure, so it really is a big issue," Ms Armstrong said.
She said 75 per cent of the salt in Australian diets came from packaged or processed foods.
Healthier snacks like fresh fruit or vegetables or even making your own veggie chips, were recommended by Ms Armstrong.
"If we all start to slowly reduce the amount of salt we're having, sooner or later you won't even notice. Your taste buds will adapt and crave less salt," she said.