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Low Sodium

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Seltzer Water

I love the fizzy feel of soda pop, but didn't like the calories and nasty ingredients. I was also trying to lower my sodium. I switched to seltzer water, which I can flavor with real fruit juice like lemon and lime. This has saved me money, improved my health, and I even like the taste of it quite a bit more!

- Submitted by MYPATTYTOO 10/20/2014 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Lowering Blood Pressure

I have lowered my blood pressure in the past 5 months by eating low sodium. I used to take 5 prescription medications a day, now I just take one for blood pressure. I have taken meds for over 30 years and was even slim when I started having HBP problems!
After having problems and even landing in the hospital with 220/110, I learned more about a low sodium diet and started. At first I was drastic, only up to 500 mg a day of sodium. Now I eat about 1,000 mg.

- Submitted by BOHEMIANCAT 2/1/2013 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Keeping an Eye on Sodium & Fiber + Eating Raw Veggies was Key!

One of my SparkTeams challenged us to track SODIUM & FIBER a week ago & I saw a -4 lb loss... so I continued watching those numbers.
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The next weigh-in (a few days ago) I saw another -3.2 loss!!!

This is what I've learned to be successful for my stubborn body type:
1. Keep at the low end of my calories most days
2. Eat lots of raw freggies, low carbs
3. Resist processed foods as much as possible
4. Keep sodium & fiber in range
5. Move/exercise - jogging in place while "waiting"

- Submitted by OILPAINTER 3/19/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Low salt and you miss chips?

Buy no salt added potato chips like Michael Seasons and add No-Salt to them. Tastes just like regular potato chips!

- Submitted by SYDNEY_DE 10/21/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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No Salt cooking

I do not add salt to anything cooking. Instead I use garlic and onions and other spices to eliminate the need for salt. Fresh garlic and onions are especially good. I start out by adding a little low sodium Worcestershire sauce and brown the onions and garlic and then add the meat to cook too.

- Submitted by GATORJOY 7/28/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Reduce the salt

I never realized how much salt is in everything you eat until I started tracking it on SP. Now I find it easy to keep my daily Sodium intake to at or below 2300 mg's daily. I feel this has truly made a difference in losing 10 pounds on SP in the past 3 weeks!!! emoticon

- Submitted by BBQTOFU 7/23/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Iron Chef Orange Sauce Glaze with Ginger

I am always looking for oriental sauces that aren't loaded with sodium. This one ROCKs. Great flavor, low sodium, few ingredients, & no MSG. I used it in a stir fry dish yesterday & it is very tasty. Great orange flavor with a little kick to it & a nice ginger taste. LOVE IT.

- Submitted by MNNURSEKATIE 7/16/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Georgia Residents--FAB FIND

OMGsh! I discovered Garlic Glove Farms (Suwanee GA) and their mixed grain pilaf---with bulgur wheat and quinoa--low sodium, low sugar, high fiber, high protein--and delicious!

- Submitted by MRS_LOOMIS 5/29/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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When you just have to have chips

The no salt added variety can deliver the crunch without the added sodium. I just have to have chips if I eat a tuna sandwich. This is a smart way to fill the crunch.
Baked is good too, if you can find reduced sodium.

- Submitted by LUNADRAGON 5/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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low sodium soups and sauces

There's a NO sodium bouillon - chicken and beef - by Herb Ox now. I use it for everything, any time I don't have my home-made broth (which is most of the time.) By the time I get all the rest of the flavors in the dish, I really can't tell the difference - and the sodium savings is huge.

- Submitted by SCOOTER4263 4/5/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Spice it up!

Use Tabasco Sauce in lieu of salt. It adds a ton of flavor to your meal and 1 tsp has only 30mg of sodium.

- Submitted by PRANA_DANCER 4/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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