And another healthy food loaded with salt...cottage cheese!!
Most store brands are 400+ mg per 1/2c serving!! Read the labels for a lower content.... patti
12/6/2013 11:13:08 AM
Another thing to consider when trying to limit sodium is to monitor the seasonings that you are using. If they come in a package, it's always best to check. My boyfriend doesn't add salt to his food at the table nor do I cook with a lot of salt, but his favorite thing to add to his food for extra flavor is lemon pepper (about 20% of the daily recommendation of sodium per serving). Granted, most people aren't adding a Tablespoon of lemon pepper to their meal, but if you use it multiple times a day it adds a lot of sodium to your diet.
I agree, reading labels on packaged food products is one way to cut sodium intake. I do not purchase processed deli meats unless sodium is less than 8%. Most food products I purchase are 5% sodium or less. There are many low salt food products out there: Unsalted tops premium crackers (Nabisco, Stop Shop) Low salt ketchup (Heinz), no salt added tomato sauce (add herbs flavor) Soy (Veggie brand) are usually low in salt Special K cereal (Kellogg's) Instant powdered non fat milk Applesauce, peach sauce, blueberry sauce (Mott's Harvest Blends) Smart Balance Omega 3 margarine spread only 4% sodium!
I never really looked at sodium because I was always looking at fat and calories. What an eye opener!!!
5/29/2013 4:08:01 PM
I've really enjoyed reading everyone's comments. Recently I read that another way to cut down on sodium in soups is to add more fresh vegtables. Although I'm not sure how to check if it's true since the sodium is calculated on the base food and not on the total foods eaten. I'm still going to give it a try.
I don't have table salt on my table but some of my favorite foods have high sodium content. I love sauerkraut, dill pickles, ketchup, white bread and Italian dressing. If I eat all these in 1 day, I ' ll be in big trouble.
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