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Knowing that sugar-free jello has 55mg of sodium in one serving, I thought maybe the regular kind with sugar would be better...it isn't...88mg of sodium in one serving. Like you said, sometimes you can't win. I'm trying to avoid artificial stuff as much as possible...I wish I could do without Cool Whip, I need to get over my desire for creamy stuff. I'm glad I like shredded wheat cereal, it has 0 sodium. Some brands have more sugar than others, so read labels. Goya has low sodium beans, but it's not that much trouble to buy dried beans and cook up a whole batch then freeze what you're not using soon, that's even lower, just don't add salt! Francesco Rinaldi has NAS spaghetti sauce, and I think maybe Hunts has one also. And some stores carry their own brand of tomatoes that have NAS so you can make your own spaghetti sauce. I'm retired, so I have some time to do things from scratch, and I'm usually much happier with the results.
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I agree with Janrenae - processed foods are the worst. You do have to watch all the "diet" type foods. Less sugar usually means more fat and/or sodium, less fat usually means more sodium and/or sugar, and less sodium usually means more fat and/or so sugar. Sometimes you feel like you can't win. You really do have to watch and read all labels. One of the best pieces of advice I was given is to shop on the outside aisles of your grocery store and do not go down the inner aisles unless for non food items. The outer aisles have dairy, bread, meat, and produce and the inner aisle processed foods. Even some bottled waters have sodium in them - light jello has sodium in it for heaven's sake! Be sure to track your nutrients - add tracking sodium if it isn't already in your nutrient chart. It's amazing how much we consume without realizing until we track it. I understand that the average person eats around 3500 mg of sodium a day. It is now recommended in Canada that it should be around 2000 and if you have heart issues. more like 1200-1500. I try to keep mine between 800 and 1200 mg a day. good luck!
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
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I think about the best way to cut salt is to cut processed food. Read labels carefully. I have found that some low sodium foods have more salt than their orginal food. It is a battle everyday. good luck.
I'm looking for ideas to eat healthy and keep the sodium intake low to lower my Blood Pressure. Any and all advice is appreciated!