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2/21/14 8:44 A

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My cardiologist said I should avoid canned vegetables. I serve more fresh vegies than frozen. But expect that to be harder once I return to driving semi. Any suggestions?

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12/29/12 7:11 A

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I found using frozen veggies have lower sodium.

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6/10/12 11:59 A

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I make alot of dried beans from Hurst, if seasoned with Mrs Dash or similar they are very low in NA and high in fiber. I make the whole bag at a time them break it down into servings and freeze.

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6/10/12 11:37 A

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I read recently draining and rinsing canned veggies removes 36% of the listed sodium.

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10/9/11 11:49 P

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I am going to try rinsing any canned veggies that I use instead of just draining them. Thanks ofr the info

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5/22/11 5:46 A

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i've been on a low sodium diet since i was around 13 because my mother had high blood presure and so i had to learn how to cook with salt.

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4/8/11 9:24 P

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I believe that becky Hand said wahing removes 40% of the Na.. I buy organic kidney beans, cuz the whole can only has 300 mg Na. and I can get NS tomatoes(diced), mushrooms, corn, and peas

I also can buy lima beans in the freezer for 5 mg Na per serving.. but not butter beans emoticon

I have weekly conversations with the grocery store mgr.. his is a family run store.. and hoping he'll get more NS vegetables.. he has already got me boneless, skinless, chicken thighs,40 mg Na per 4 ozs.. because they are not soaking in salt water.. this is a drop of 300 mg per serving over Tyson.. I prefer the higher fat in thighs.

I love that they help me out.. if the store is small enough, or family owned , they will work with you more!

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2/28/10 11:18 A

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Let's learn this together.
We learned to cook as we were eating before.
We can learn this.
I cleared my cabinets of all outdated herbs and spices yesterday and then went to the grocery store and purchased new ones without added salt. Three were Mrs. Dash.
Now to get the cupboards more user friendly.
I will be rinsing until I can use up what is now in the kitchen.
I will be back soon. emoticon

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Karen,
That is wonderful information! Thank you for sharing it.

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2/20/10 8:35 A

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Like most others, I have to be very careful of my sodium intake. Dr. says that 2000 is my limit per day. Let me tell you I cried for days when he said that. Then he said tha if I wasn't careful one bad day could put me back into heart failure. It is very scary. So I have had to make some changes.

We shop at Wal-mar for most of our groceries and they are finally getting a better selection of canned vegetables with lower or no sodium. Some of hem are in even in the generic brands. I hate paying $1.50 for a little can of carrots.

Mostly my husband and I eat fresh veggies, but my mom lives with us annd has a stomach condition so she can't eat fresh. She also has heart trouble so we have to buy the canned and be careful with her as well.

When you absolutely cannot find the no sodium, my Nutritionist says to by the regular and rinse them in cold water before cooking and eating.

More than 50% of the sodium is in the juices to preserve them so they live forever. If you rinse them you was away that 50% and you have lowered your sodium.

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