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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.