Kuner's has No Salt versions of beans, and you can buy No Salt vegetables. Pay attention to chicken. Based on brand you can have 40-340 mg of Na per 4 oz. serving.
Just read the labels.
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Whatever you do, don't bother buying most brands of low-sodium bacon (if you eat bacon). They trick you into thinking it's low-sodium per serving when they've actually sliced the bacon so thin that it barely has any salt in it... and it's a small serving. No good.
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I checked that and wondered if they thought it was canned black and garbanzo beans that I had instead of my home cooked from dry beans. I found out it was but in the mean time I decided to have something else and just one serving of beans.
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On the Nutrition Tracker, at the bottom of the page, click on "Today's Full Report" to see where all the sodium is coming from.
It might be easier than you think to limit high sodium since most of it turns up in processed foods.
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the sparkpeople entries [not user entered] for some beans like pinto are for ready to eat, which means canned. if you are cooking beans from dry, manually enter from the package you are using to get accurate nutrition info.
I know how to avoid sodium, but wonder if the tracker assumes all food is salted as cooked. I cook my own beans, but when I add as today, black and garbanzo beans, they are listed as really high in salt.
I can't eat as many calories as the nutrition tracker says I must after my exercise without going over on carbs and salt.
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Also, there are many "no sodium added" packaged foods. For example, I can get no salt added spaghetti sauce from a jar vs the same brand with sodium.
The hard part is if you go over you can't just drink extra water to "flush it out".
In the UK they have reduced sodium in packaged foods and are continuing to lower it. Here is an interesting summation of the initiative. http://www.sacn.gov.uk/pdfs/sacn_salt_fina l.pdf
Simple way to think about sodium... Try to avoid products with more than 200 mg of sodium per serving.
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