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#3 Sodium Report

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Goal to be under 1000 mg daily for a week!
emoticon Sodium count today: 917 mg

So, looks like right on target, AND everything tasted delightful!!

Highest Sodium content: Blue Brussels Sprouts-269 mg
This was a frozen serving of one of my tracked recipes. I'll have to go back to the recipe and inventigate what is adding the sodium. I know I had vinegar in it, and could keep the flavor without the sodium by choosing another brand.

2nd highest: Ezekiel sprouted grain bread: 240 per slice. Can't figure this one out.

I'm off to work on my own bread--Honey Lemon Whole Wheat Bread, a cool rise yeast bread.

Edit: I've entered my recipe. It makes 2 small loaves. I'm not sure how many servings, but I've started with 16 per loaf, rather optimistically.
If I get 32 slices, there would be about 220 mg sodium per slice. 24 slices goes up to almost 300 mg per slice.

It uses 1 T of salt. Thats almost 7 days of sodium on this exercise I'm doing.
So Is that much needed? I don't know. I guess I just have to see if 2 t. would work. I'd be very happy. That would cut the total sodium by a third!!

I only have the recipe with me. My cookbook explains the science behind the cool rise recipes. These recipes rise overnight in the refrigerator and can be baked in the morning for breakfast. Nice way to start the day but not if I'm sinking my sodium allottment. Though if it's my indulgence, the recipe would definitely include healthy ingredients and no additives.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DS9KIE 8/5/2013 10:51PM


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ANGEL1066 7/31/2013 9:49PM

    I am betting the salt is there for flavor, not science. Ommitting it would probably not affect its rise or anything like that.

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GEORGE815 7/30/2013 6:27PM

    Stay away from that salt.

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CRAFTSFAN1 7/29/2013 11:37PM

    I also make my own bread in the bread maker. I weight the whole loaf and then get the counting per ounce.
You are making it BRAVELUT! You are under the 1000 mg.

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JEANNETTE59 7/29/2013 2:13PM

  Love your shares emoticon

For LINDAF49 leg cramps often respond well to an increase in Potassium.

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L*I*T*A* 7/29/2013 12:25PM

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LESLIELENORE 7/29/2013 11:51AM

    Sodium hides in many things. Good for you to get it under control.

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NANCIER 7/29/2013 6:39AM

    Good for you for keeping a tight eye on this and figuring out how you can reduce your sodium intake.

Does your recipe call for baking powder or baking soda? Baking soda has a higher sodium content than baking powder. The salt and baking powder or baking soda are in there to help the bread rise.

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LINDAF49 7/29/2013 12:15AM

    Sue, I just have to ask about any negative effects of you cutting your salt? DH and I are both fighting leg cramps so much and several arguments are that we are low in sodium ...
So just wondering if your cutting it this severely has caused any negatives for you.

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MICKEYH 7/28/2013 10:18PM


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SNOWYOGA 7/28/2013 9:44PM

    Good job, but that is something on the sodium emoticon Your bread sounds emoticon

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