In addition to keeping your sodium low, make sure your potassium intake is high enough. They have to balance each other. The problem in the U.S. is that we get too much of one and not enough of the other!
Got this information from the Diet and Nutrition message board:
There was a study done to see how much sodium was reduced by draining (36%)/or draining and rinsing(41%) canned beans. I assume the reduction would vary according to what's in your can. Link: http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchiv es/011110p62.shtml
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