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Salt retains body fluids and up blood pressure and cholesterol. Foods like soy sauce, ketchup, and bottled salad dressing, bacon, hot dogs, pickles and frozen food entrees all contain salt. If you’re lucky enough to find “no salt added” versions of canned beans canned peas, tomatoes buy those. I find that Walmart's brand "Great Value" are most low in salt and sugar. Be kind to your heart ...you only have one! Take the Salt shaker off the table.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/9/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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LOLAINSC 4/9/2011 12:01:00 PM

    One great thing I learned from a SparkPeople article is to try to buy frozen rather than canned veggies (and dried rather than canned beans)--there usually is NO added salt in the frozen or dried. It took a little time to get used to the taste of my soup recipes now made with the salt-free veggies (well, there is a tiny smudge of naturally occurring sodium), but I did adjust. I personally have nothing against reaching for my pepper shaker--the less salt I use, the more black pepper I use.
PK1947 4/9/2011 9:46:00 AM

    I try really hard to read labels and keep my salt intake low. I really have a problem with salt and it makes such a big difference if I watch it.
NORASPAT 4/11/2011 9:36:00 AM

    Our local Walmart has removed the low salt and added Mexican, If you find that to be so please contact them as I have, We need sodium free products available to us.
GDSHIELDS 4/10/2011 9:01:00 PM

    I have taken the salt shaker off my table and started using more spices " spice up your table" everything taste better and I feel much better. You may be suprised to find how better you will feel if you are not carring around the extra water weight. I was even having trouble wearing my rings. I have now lost the weight and the water weight as well...
SCORPIOPASSION 4/9/2011 8:38:00 AM

    Well said. Alot more reminders need to be put out there to educate and encourage people to get rid of their salt shakers. Its sad to see people reaching for the salt and pepper out of habit.

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