Slow Down With The Sodium!
September 26th, 2017
Most of us get more sodium than we need. While adding salt to your food is a source of sodium, it may not be the main reason that your sodium intake is high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurant meals are common sources of sodium.
Sodium is added to packaged foods during processing such as in curing meat, baking, thickening, enhancing flavor, as a preservative, or to keep foods moist.
But too much of sodium isn’t good for anyone, so we’re sharing some information on how you can be aware of foods high in sodium, as well as finding some delicious low sodium recipes for you and your family.
You can lower the amount of sodium you eat and drink.
- Use the Nutrition Facts label to compare the sodium in packaged foods and beverages.
- Buy low-sodium, reduced sodium, or no-salt-added products.
- Look for fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables without added sauces or seasonings.
- Choose fresh or frozen poultry, seafood, and lean meats instead of prepared or ready-to-eat products.
- Cook more often at home to control the sodium in your food.
- Add herbs and spices instead of salt to recipes and dishes.