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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,855
9/16/12 1:52 P

don't even own a salt shaker

RWHITE90 Posts: 16
9/16/12 1:14 P

Thanks everyone I guess I have to skip my canned soups and make my own!

THESTUDENT Posts: 35
9/16/12 1:01 P

I have high blood pressure and I am on medication for that but since I joined spark I am now able to monitor my sodium intake I love it and doing way better. When I do my grocery shopping I try to make sure that label for sodium below 10% I know it's hard because everything is so salty and also I buy more organic this helps also. I Love SPARK AND THANKS FOR THIS SITE IT'S WONDERFUL.

SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,026)
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9/16/12 10:31 A

I often go over my recommended daily sodium intake, even if my calories are lower. It's one of the hardest things to control in my diet, I am finding. I really need to stay away from those processed foods!

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (94,738)
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9/16/12 10:21 A

for me learning to read the labels helps instead of just throwing in the cart

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,846)
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9/16/12 7:26 A

Yes it's the processed foods. Stay away from them.

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
9/16/12 6:43 A

Processed food is the enemy, stay clear as much as possible. Cook your own meals and salt shaker off the table. emoticon

PUNKYPA Posts: 3,627
9/16/12 5:48 A

Bad for you. Stay clear of all processed & canned. Breads are also loaded. Eat out of the garden!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,852
9/16/12 3:34 A

Processed meat like ham & bacon has oodles of sodium!

ONELITTLEPILL SparkPoints: (31,860)
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9/16/12 12:08 A

Just added sodium on my things I'm tracking this week out of curiosity. What a surprise- I've been consistently 300-500 above target every day so far, until today. Had no idea it was this bad. Luckily my BP is very low right now, and now that I'm mindful of this, I'll be working to improve it.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (81,283)
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9/16/12 12:06 A

Yes, you are right. Too much sodium out there. Try not to add much when home cooking to counterbalance.

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (107,215)
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9/15/12 8:27 P

The idea that it doesn't matter how much salt you consume is ludicrous. I try not to eat a lot of processed foods. I cook most things myself, but there's some things, such as cheese that has tons of salt too. I tend to eat smaller portions but I think it's almost impossible to eliminate entirely.

SLUNDQUIS SparkPoints: (25,752)
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9/15/12 7:30 P

as long as you don't have kidney or heart problems associated with high sodium (rare by the way) it really doesn't matter how much you get.

SUTTONPA SparkPoints: (8,992)
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9/15/12 5:50 P

I have to agree with you..I just try to eat at home as much as I can.

RWHITE90 Posts: 16
9/15/12 4:30 P

I can't seem to be able to control my sodium intake ..... EVERYTHING has it in it.....sigh.....

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