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SHERI I agree I love peanut m&m's oh yea!

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emoticon Peanut m & m`s..perfect food!

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Oh no, salt and chocolate! Double trouble!

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Frankly I think it was an ice cream parlor in the Garden, not a snake and an apple tree.

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Actually, I've been seeing ads for salted caramel latte's & wondered what that was all about. We just went to an ice cream parlor for the first time of the season, and I noticed there was the flavor "sea salt caramel nut". I tried it & it was really good.

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Actually... the make Sea Salt chocolate for salt lovers, too!
So you can be doubly naughty.
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Glad there isn't much salt in chocolate!!

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I don't track salt. I have eaten some form of low sodium diet for over 25 years due to others health issues. I agree with Debbie! Love chocolate.

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Love it!

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Put me down for one piece of Dove's dark.
What? I ate my veggies!

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Don't even get me started! emoticon

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Ahhh, to be able to track emoticon ! Would that be a good thing to do or a bad thing????

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I don't track sodium. I'm not a salt person. Now chocolate.....

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I track salt/sodium. It's always on the lower side b/c I don't like salty things.

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I do track salt, but don't have any real reason, except that I have read that lower sodium is better..I don't eat processed food very often...due to sensitivities. I have always kept salt to a minimum, just because I enjoy the natural tastes of food.

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I don't track salt since my blood pressure is so low.

I have the opposite problem... since I don't cook with it, and I sweat copious amounts when I work out, I've gotten myself into a compromised sodium position where I've gotten leg cramps from the lack of it.

I use sea salt and black salt.
Eat salt cured olives.
Kimchi which is made with brine.
Miso paste, tamari and soy sauce, too.
Gluten free pretzels on occasion.

As for iodine I drink a lot of milk, and get it that way.
I also eat sea weed snacks whenever I eat goitrogens (kale, cabbage stuff in the crucifer family), which means I have one almost every day!

You can balance your sodium with potassium rich foods.
If you have high blood pressure beets and hibicus tea are two things to try.

Table salt from the Grocer's comes in iodized salt and plain. The US government started adding iodine to salt to eliminate goiter in the central states which were too far from the sea for their soils to contain iodine.

One of the more distressing things about commercial salt is that it contains additives that keep it from caking that aren't exactly healthy.

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I've never had a problem with salt of high blood pressure, so I don't worry about restricting salt.

However, regarding the use of iodized salt (table salt) vs sea salt, I've read a lot of conflicting opinions:

Table salt is more pure, because it has many of the trace minerals removed. It also has iodine added. (I think. My husband tried to purchase iodized salt and couldn't find evidence that it had been added to regular table salt.) Iodine is a necessary nutrient for our bodies.
Sea salt is more natural, and it doesn't have iodine added. Although I've read that iodized sea salt is another possibility. There are some advocates that believe sea salt is healthier than iodized salt, but others believe that the iodine in iodized salt is more important.

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I don't use allot of salt but when I do I use SEA salt have since I joined SP:) & I don't track it either.

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I don't track sodium either, as it isn't an issue for me. However, I do need to be aware of sodium content in the food that I cook for my mom. I do my best to use unprepared/unpackaged foods, as indicated in previous posts, they contain salt and many unneeded additional items not needed in our diet.

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I don't currently track sodium, but I did for a while. I quit tracking it once I realized that it wasn't an issue for me. The easiest way to decrease sodium is to minimize processed foods and when using them choose reduced sodium varieties. For instance, I eat prepared soup regularly during the winter but I always use reduced or low sodium varieties. The salt you put on your food is rarely the culprit. Its usually processed foods that are made with a lot of sodium, and they're really going to cause problems if you eat processed or prepared foods several times a day.

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I track sodium in my nutrition tracker. Since I have HBP, I need to limit my sodium to under 2300 mg/day. I try to keep in below 2000 mg. Going lower is possible, but challenging to maintain.

When I first joined SP, I was consistently taking in more than 2300 mg of sodium per day. Cutting out a lot of processed foods and eating fresh foods helped to get that down to a manageable level.

I do not add salt to any of my food and I do not cook with salt. I have not for years, and no one in the family seems to mind.

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What about sodium/salt? Are you good at keeping your sodium totals low enough? Do you even keep track? If this is a topic you're good at keeping under control, plz share some of your tips to help the rest of us.

Me? I'm not good at keeping track of certain details, and sodium is one of them.....

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