Happy Thursday to everyone!
Do you read labels on your foods? Did you realize that most of us eat WAY OVER the amount of 2400mg of sodium each day? Do you add salt to your food?
Your challenge today is to KEEP UNDER 2000mg OF SODIUM. That is quite a challenge for some of us. Here are some foods to really watch out for because they are packed with sodium:
*Canned vegetables or canned anything
*Jars of olives and pickles
*Crackers, baked good and breads
*Cottage Cheese and most regular cheeses
*DIET meals (Have you ever looked at these for sodium? You will be shocked!)
Great ways to keep your sodium in check are:
*READ LABELS ON WHAT YOU EAT/DRINK!
*Cook with homemade broth (or canned with low sodium), fruit juice or extra spices
*Use a sodium substitute (i.e. Mrs. Dash, etc.)
*Opt for the low sodium version of your favorite soups, vegetables, etc.
REMEMBER: Drinking water is a great way to "flush out" the sodium in your body. Keeping hydrated is a great way to battle a higher sodium meal.
Hold the salt and have a great Thursday!
Edited by: HLTHYLIVNCCJ at: 2/18/2010 (11:32)
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team
Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team
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