I've read recently that draining the liquid or rinsing the vegetables, loses a lot of the nutritional value of the product. Better to look for "no salt added" products. I've gotten used to them. I like spicy food so I use Trader Joes Chili Pepper Sauce to a lot things. 5 calories a tsp. No sodium.
Instead of canned vegetables, I use frozen. They have very little sodium.
Fitness Minutes: (20,330)
216 11/9/13 3:47 P
I normally drain out cans as well to relieve some of the sodium. I don't know the exact percentage - Becky gave you a good answer - I've just always figured that it takes out at least half of the sodium. I also will sometimes rinse off lunch meat and hotdogs before cooking them, if that sounds weird. Only thing with a lot of sodium that I normally don't rinse off is cheese. Mmm...cheese...
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
How do you count the sodium when you have drained and rinsed the vegetables from a can? I don't see how to measure the sodium levels but I really do hate to see my levels so high when I actually took a bunch of the sodium away.
Also, why do the frozen vegetables have to be so high in sodium?! I am trying to eat healthy and LOVE the Green Giant Cauliflower & Cheese sauce... I have not yet found a low calorie cheese sauce... so if anybody could give me a recipe or a link for one I would love you for life!
Challenges for the rest of 2014 (from 9/1): Burn 3000 calories/week with DDR ST 90min/week 10% body weight lost by 1/1/15 Complete True Beginner, Core, Recover, and Cardio on DailyBurn Exercise at least 10min/day for 100 days this year
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.