Limiting salt is a daunting task. Fast food, restaurants, and convenience foods are FULL of the stuff, making it difficult to decrease salt when we are on the run; and, what’s worse is that when we do commit to limiting salt, it’s not always the obvious culprits that jack-up sodium intake. For your reference, when limiting sodium intake, it is recommended to keep sodium to less than 700 mg per meal and less than 140 mg per snack. Here is a list of 5 surprising items that may be pushing your sodium intake over the limit!
I love Spaghetti, but after visiting my doctor and learning that I have high blood pressure, I have been trying my best to eliminate as much salt as possible from my diet. The convenience of tomato sauce in a bottle is one of the reasons I love last-minute spaghetti dinners so much; but, when it comes to my heart, I’ll do whatever I can to keeping myself as healthy as possible (even if it means an extra 40 minutes to cook my own sauce).