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Reduce Salt ?

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hi πŸ‘‹ Spark ⚑️ Friends πŸ‘«- to lower my blood pressure and water retention- I am working on eating less than 1000 mcg per day. That’s half the adult recommended allowances. This was recommended by my doctor. Any lower sodium options in cheese, soups and brined pickles/veggies anyone knows about? #diet #icandothis
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    I'm pretty sure I need to do the same thing. But my diet is so limited, I wouldn't know where to start. emoticon
    146 days ago
    Portion control is a good bet.

    Also, HEB has a lot of low-sodium or no-salt-added items for sale. If they order anything from the vendor, they are also willing to order in some (of something they don't have the shelf space to carry) for you and call you when it comes in on the truck. These can really help out. HEB deli also sells a low sodium cheese. It is okay. It melts! They also sell some low sodium lunch meats. Ask at the counter if that interests you--they are so helpful!

    147 days ago
    I don't know about pickles, but I do get Lacey Baby Swiss cheese at our local Amish market. It only has 40 mg. of sodium per ounce.
    147 days ago
    Thanks for your input, more work ahead but seems to be working
    147 days ago
    The true Italian Parmigiano Reggiano has 30mg sodium in 1 tbsp. That seems pretty low for cheese. I purchase ours at Costco. It is an expensive cheese elsewhere.
    147 days ago
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    Just be aware sodium is important and don't go drastic. My sodium levels are at the bottom of the low normal range. I've been hospitalized with low sodium. If you get really tired, and your blood pressure drops dramatically, get salt in your system.
    147 days ago
    I never buy any canned veggies, all frozen or fresh, never buy boxed dinners, like potatoes, I prefer doing my own seasoning and rarely do I use a salt shaker. One of those round salt boxes will last us a couple of years.
    147 days ago
    Good luck, there is salt in so many foods. Tay away from prepared foods.
    147 days ago
    I have the opposite problem... My salt levels are too low.
    147 days ago
    Always look for lower sodium labels and lock up the salt at home. I can't think of anything specific off the top of my head but always look at your nutrition labels when shopping. You will be shocked at where they add sodium and how much they add! Good luck to you on your new journey of lower sodium!
    148 days ago
    No getting around it . . . brined products are going to be very salty. Wish there was an easy out w/that. There isn't.

    Soups . . . well, I simply can't eat the canned variety, even the low sodium ones. I make my own using either low salt stock or bone broth (that has a little bit more salt, but nowhere near what the boxed or canned broths have or bouillion). So that's the base for making my own soup.

    Beans - I buy dried beans and soak them overnight and season them myself.

    Cheeses all have slat, too, so when I have cheese, I rely on portion control.

    Good luck to you.
    148 days ago
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