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Friday, November 02, 2012

I am constantly going over my salt intake. I have cut out all prepackaged food, but somehow there is salt hiding in everything I eat. However, it is not like I am doubling my salt intake. The max I have gone over the 2300 is by 1000 and that was when we ate out. I don't add any salt to my food. I guess I need to continue looking for low salt foods. A few times during the week, I do eat lunch meat which as a lot of salt. But it is so crazy how much salt is in food even in foods that I would not expect a lot of salt.
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    Watching salt intake is a trick business. I use a product called No Sat Original. It is a potassium based substitute for salt. I like it, because I have a hard time getting the potassium I need. No salt supplies that for me plus it is the closest thing to tasting like salt that there is. There are going to be those days, that no matter how careful you are salt will sneak upon you any how.
    2330 days ago
    Hidden salt is like hidden sugar, you have to search with a magnifying glass. You are really looking for sodium. A food can have a lot of sodium without tasting really salty.
    One trick I learned is that the amount of sodium per serving should not be more than the number of calories per serving. Therefore if your meal plan is 1800 cal per day, your sodium intake will not be more than 1800 cal for that day, which is a healthy amount.

    Happy hunting!

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    2331 days ago
    Salt is hidden in many food items;I say if it taste good there may be salt in it.
    2331 days ago
    I constantly go over with my salt as well. Part my fault because I am addicted to things like sunflower seeds which are covered in salt.
    I am working on my intake as well, my sodium levels are way too high and I am at risk for high blood pressure.
    2331 days ago
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