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Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake

Improve Your Health by Reducing Your Salt Intake


  • good info...forget how some of the little bits of sodium add up to be big! - 3/9/2010 3:03:29 PM
    It is good to know how it lurks in everything. I went to panara today and chose the low calorie sandwich and low salt. It is nice that most restaurants have that info on line. I too have lost more weight since I really track it. - 3/4/2010 7:47:08 PM
  • This was a great article. I copied & pasted the suggestions and chart to Word so I can print and put on my refrig. I use the nutrition tracker daily to check on my intake and it has helped me. I have already removed the salt shaker and I'm currently cooking more items from scratch. These guidelines make it even easier to get the sodium level decrease. - 2/27/2010 11:40:18 AM
  • I just became a member on December 28 and every day since I have been tracking my diet, my sodium level has been extremely high. It probably has been all along, I just didn't realize it. So, this article has been very helpful and hopefully these tips will do the trick in curing my problem. Hopefully it will help fellow Sparkers out there as well!!!!!!!
    needtoloose99 - 1/3/2010 11:03:25 PM
  • This was a great article. I have the tracker following my salt intake.
    However,I have a question. I buy my canned vegetables and many items salt free. How do I find salt free items on my tracker? - 11/28/2009 7:46:09 PM
  • I never realized how much sodium I was having until i started tracking it.. Also it is crazy how much sodium is in everday things you would not think. - 10/13/2009 4:21:24 PM
  • Great article! With a history of high blood pressure I have to watch my sodium intake like a hawk and I am a huge label reader. I actually have become accustomed to less salty foods and prefer it. - 8/27/2009 11:39:43 AM
  • Really interesting article. I really need to cut back also. um, now to go to my nutrition tracker & figure out how you all are tracking salt also. - 6/11/2009 7:28:59 PM
    I have sodium on my tracker I struggled for a long time. I no longer add salt when I'm cooking. I'm am going to try Mrs Dash to see if that will give me some alternatives to just going plain. I've noticed a increase in my weight loss now that I have really cracked down on my sodium intake. I'll take bland versus the salt if it means the weights coming off. - 6/11/2009 12:24:20 AM
  • I have been struggling with keeping my sodium in check for a while now. I track it with all my other nutrients. I stay in my ranges for everything at least 5-6 days a week, but I find I only stay in my sodium range at best 3 days a week. Most days I only go over by 100mg or so, but some days I'm skyrocketed into the 3,000mg range. I am so proud when I can stay under 2,000 mg :) I just have to keep trying because I do NOT want to develop high blood pressure. Last time it was checked I was in the danger zone for pre-hypertension. I'm hoping to correct that with these few months of being more aware, and developing better sodium habits. Wish me luck :) - 4/27/2009 4:30:38 PM
  • I was shocked. I never new sodium was already in foods like that. Another shocker is fat, but that is another story - 4/22/2009 1:23:11 PM
  • I include sodium in my nutrient tracking. After months of tracking, I find that carbs and sodium are the two things that are most difficult to keep in check. - 3/4/2009 8:27:49 AM
  • I eliminate baking soda from my desserts. They come out fine. I do not add salt to anything I am cooking, but after looking at this article there are more ways I can cut salt out of my diet. I read all labels on cans now, where I never did in the past.
    Thank you for this article, it is very helpful. - 2/20/2009 10:20:32 AM
    Wow I didn't know baking soda would be topping the list!

    You learn something new every day. :) - 2/1/2009 8:44:58 PM
  • I never salt my foods, but when I started tracking my sodium on myNutrition page I was APPALLED to see I was consuming 4000-6000 mg a day...sometimes even above 6000 mg! Yikes!!! I will be cutting back for sure, as my BP is in the high-normal range. - 1/5/2009 9:33:33 PM

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