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Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake

Improve Your Health by Reducing Your Salt Intake


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    I'm very surprised at the many inaccuracies in this article. The vast majority of modern research studies show that; for the great majority of people, a high sodium diet will have no effect at all. None. Here is a much better article on sodium:
  • HELENA911
    I do not know where my sodium is coming from. I am eating fruits and veggies no can goods or prepackage.
  • i splurged with a costco hot dog and soda for $1.50, kept on" not tracking" till the end of the day. when i finally tracked my food i had consumed 5,975 grams of salt. wow, thats terrible.
    no wonder my ankles swelled up
    do i watch more for my calories or salt in take if I want to lose weight with hypotension.
    Have to start late on this diet came close a heart attach scary
  • Good information. Thanks
  • 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....
  • SHYGIRL8185
    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.
    Thank you so much for the article and feedback
  • I eat minimally processed foods and don't add salt when I cook. I do add some at the table to the top of my food. I've found that I eat lots less salt that way.
  • I have used garlic instead of salt. Is this the same as or worse.
    I do monitor the shaker.
  • 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!!!
    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.

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