Hi Peggy, If you've been on the low sodium diet for a while now, I'm assuming you're reading nutrition labels...and checking the serving sizes. I remember my mother telling me that sauerkraut didn't have much sodium in it...then I pointed out to her that the serving size was 2 Tbsp....she must have had a cup of it on her plate!
There are a lot of lower sodium products in the supermarket, some are a good deal, some not. I'd rather cook from scratch when I can, it tastes better, and is usually cheaper. I put a low sodium barbecued pork recipe on Spark Recipes that is one of our favorites, I think it's filed as Pork, barbecued, low sodium.
Our supermarket has their own brand of low sodium whole wheat bread, but if I'm shopping at Trader Joe's and don't mind spending $4, I'll buy Ezekiel bread...I don't do that often because of the price, but I really like the bread...it's very hearty. I usually make my own bread, and I use a bit less than half the salt it calls for. I get Francesco Rinaldi Spaghetti Sauce in a low sodium version, also Goya beans come in low sodium, but if you have the time you can buy dried beans and make up a pot without salt...I freeze what I'm not using soon in 1 or 2 cup portions. Swiss cheese is usually low in sodium, check the label, some brands are higher than others.
These are some of the ways I cut the sodium. I don't have any problem keeping it around 1500mg/day now that I've been doing it for a while. I do it for my blood pressure. Many years ago I had a severe vertigo attack, and the docs came up with a diagnosis of Menieres, but I've never had another attack, so I'm glad they were wrong.
I hope the diet keeps you in remission.
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I am on a low salt diet to help minimize symptoms of Ménière's disease. I was diagnosed about 10 years ago and had a 5 year period of remission before the symptoms came back earlier this year. Salt and stress seem to be my biggest triggers. I try to keep my daily intake around 1500mg (each meal around 300-400 plus snacks). Also I have recently started taking a weekly yoga class and it makes me feel great!
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