In Canada our food guide suggests 1500 mgs a day maximum. Like the other poster, I have found this is easily done when I do not junk food or FROZEN pre-packaged dinners/foods. Whole foods and unprocessed foods is definitely the way to go. ALSO, Celtic sea salt or Himilayan Crystal salt is far more beneficial to health, and is superior for seasoning than the toxic, iodized table salt.
I use the nutrition tracker to help track my sodium intake. If you are entering your food manually be sure to add the sodium content. If you are using other's entered foods, be sure the sodium content is listed. Then Spark People will keep track of it for you. Easy. I've been doing so much better since I stopped eating canned vegetables and canned beans, and frozen lunches.
I agree that sodium is one of my biggest challenges when it comes to eating.... Not because I eat out alot but even healthy frozen foods like Veggie burgers have a lot of sodium! And sometimes when you are in a hurry frozen food is convenient. I do keep sodium on my nutrition tracker and it does help me be more aware.
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sorry I haven't looked over the other replies! but you can set it into your Spark meal Tracker to do it for you.
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Spark's range is 500-2300. (If you want, you can add this nutrient to your nutrition tracker; just click at the top where it says to 'change your nutrition goals' and add sodium to the list!)
I find it very difficult to stay under 2300, simply because processed foods contain so much of it!
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It is recommended that you say below 2300 per day and have seen some studies that 1500 should be the maximum. This depends on high blood pressure which 1500 is a better number, and other health concerns.
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