Reading labels and avoiding added salt has helped me to eat healthy and lose weight. So many items items from OTC meds to food have added sodium written in variouus forms. By avoiding items that contain sodium I have been able to keep from adding pounds due to water retension.
Next time you go to purchase an item read the label and see what form of sodium might be in it. Look at your soap, aspirin, food, etc. Products that go on the skin can seep into your pours and affect you just as if you ingested them.
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Simply by reading labels you can lower the calories you eat. It may be easy to eat a cookie, "cuz its only one, it can't be that bad"....but if you read the label and see that its 400 cal...I promise, it won't taste as sweet.
Yes, if you read the label, it has added dextrose (sugar) in it. It may be a little bit but sugar is sugar. Reading labels is imperative these days no matter where you shop. Even some of the sea salts have this too so take care.
I found that pickling and canning salt is "just salt" and is less than $2/box. I think it is also kosher (thanks to the commenters tip).
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