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JEANK1950 Posts: 102
12/2/11 7:28 P

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Thanks Happy and Quorn. Doc has recommended watching sodium but hasn't said to use salt substitutes yet. I am mainly trying to eat unprocessed foods, and I moved the salt shaker back into the kitchen so I'm not tempted to use it more than I should.

I found an interesting article from 2007 on how they can inject up to 15 percent sodium and seaweed extract in chicken and still label it as natural. Unfortunately I can't link to it as it appears to be someone's myspace blog. They have a link to the article on it, but it says, "Article not found". It looks like WinnDixie carries a brand called Sanderson Farms which uses very little sodium. Walmart's chicken has quite a bit of sodium, as does their other meats. Sigh.

I was shocked to see all the sodium in food also. I think I'll feel a lot better cutting back on it.

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12/2/11 7:15 P

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Welcome to the team & also to Spark People. It was a real shocker for me when I started tracking my sodium - what a difference in my health now. I hope you find the same relief with the salt reduction!

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12/2/11 12:01 P

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Welcome aboard, and glad to have you. Threads here have some good information on low sodium finds. You can also go to Sprakrecipes, enter "Low Sodium" in the search window and find lots of recipe ideas.

Look at labels when you buy the stuff you sprinkle on your food. There are also good salt substitutes, but seek your doctor's advice on these and it could spike your potassium intake. I track potassium on my tracker so I can make sure I don't overdo that.

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JEANK1950 Posts: 102
12/2/11 7:18 A

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Hello all! I'm fairly new to Spark and am trying to cut down on my sodium. The older I get, the easier it gets to retain water. I do 99% of my own cooking from scratch, but have noticed even natural foods have sodium, not to mention what I sprinkle on my food. So I decided a team would be the best way to get ideas on low sodium.

I'm trying to lose weight, pre-diabetic, hypothyroid and have sleep apnea.

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