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11/27/10 4:00 P

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I recently purchased Hain's sodium free baking powder. This allows me to 'have my cake and eat it too'. I really had to search for the baking powder and finally found it at the health food store. Because my potassium was very low, I was happy to see that the potassium was high in the baking powder.

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10/10/10 11:03 P

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10/8/10 12:13 A

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Baling and cooking meals from scratch, for sure! Dried beans is an excellent choice. If you use canned then rinse them. I also use canned diced tomatoes with no salt added.

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10/7/10 10:53 P

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Thank you all for your replies! It seems that this team is going to be very helpful! I'm glad to be a part of it!

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10/7/10 9:56 P

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I do most meals/baking from scratch. It's the best way to keep sodium in control. I buy dried beans, they're easy to cook up and have no sodium. Goya makes a low sodium canned beans, if you can find that brand. Francesco Rinaldi has a low sodium spaghetti sauce, but I find it's very easy to make that with Hunts low sodium tomatoes. I put a Barbequed Pork recipe on the recipe site here that's really good, look it up if you like pork. I do it in the crock pot. I found low sodium baking powder in a natural food store. There is a web site for low sodium baking goods but I don't have the address. I bake my own whole wheat bread and omit the salt. We like it, but it does take time to get used to it.

That's just some of the ways I keep my sodium in control. I hope you can use some of these ideas.

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Yikes! I rarely even eat out because the food always tastes too salty. After you go without salt for a while, you really do lose the taste for it. Like sugar.
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10/7/10 10:55 A

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Wow - I've never heard of that condition before. Sending best wishes to your hubby.

As for products, if you live near a Kroger store (Ralphs in California) have a salt free Zesty Blend that's really good for adding oomph to foods. It has onions, spices (12 of them listed), garlic, carrots, orange peel, tomato granules, lemon juice powder, citric acid, and oil of lemon.

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Oh my - that is frightening! There are many good links in the threads here. Keeping your sodium levels in check will be very helpful for you and life saving for your husband. You certainly joined an excellent team. Most of the members would be able to answer many of your specific questions - so ask away.

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Hi, I'm Kathryn, and I'm joining this team with my husband in mind. Now I could definitely use to lower my salt intake, I LOVE salt and use way too much of it on my own food, but I have to cook low sodium for my husband. He has hypokalemia with periodic paralysis, so basically his potassium levels drop or hide in his body (he is on potassium supplements daily) and if he eats too much salt it affects his potassium levels and his body starts going into temporary paralysis. It is actually really scary and he has had a brush with death before because of it. It's been frustrating because before I was living with him, I added salt to everything. I added salt to salt! Sometimes I would shake some in the palm of my hand and lick it off (I got that from my mom, she loves salt too haha). Who would have thought it would be THAT difficult to lower your salt intake? I have switched over to the lite salts though, especially because you can use them in baking and so it lowers the sodium in the baked goods that he will be eating as well. We use a lot of Mrs. Dash products also! I actually really love them.

We are always on the hunt for low sodium recipes or products or just some advice on how to bump up flavor without bumping up the salt. So that is why I am here. :]

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