Salt – we all eat salt – our body needs a certain amount – but I wonder how many of you realize how much salt (sodium) you are actually eating in a day. I know a lot of you don’t add extra salt at the table these days – but what about the hidden sodium in foods??
You can track your sodium intake in your nutrition tracker by going to the bottom of the tracker and clicking the button “change nutrition goals” under the list of nutrients and the amounts you require there is a button “Add another nutrient to track” This opens a box with a drop down list . Select “sodium” and then click “save”
Sodium will then be added to your tracker down the bottom.
So the challenge this week is – to stay within recommended range for sodium
The following articles are useful Sparks references on sodium and why we should not have too much no matter what our age.
Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt, The Danger is Not in the Shaker www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake, Lower Your Disease Risk by Reducing Your Salt Intake www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art