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    If you cannot make all your own foods try things from out of the country. I buy sauce made in Italy (only 3%sodium) you can find beets that are under 9%. Everything I use for my DH has to be under 9% which is really low.Even condiments are loaded with salt. I make everything from scratch most of the time but if I need something in a jar what comes from out of the US is WAY lower in salt
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    If you cannot make all your own foods try things from out of the country. I buy sauce made in Italy (only 3%sodium) you can find beets that are under 9%. Everything I use for my DH has to be under 9% which is really low.Even condiments are loaded with salt. I make everything from scratch most of the time but if I need something in a jar what comes from out of the US is WAY lower in salt
    Do you find these products in your food store? I just checked a can of salmon and 1/4 cup is 240mg. We like a lot of BBQ'ed things and ketchup is out of sight. I also found a lot of the low fat things have a lot of salt. We don't use salt on the table or in our cooking and we eat very little packaged food but I was shocked how much salt is in ordinary everyday things we use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt View Post
    ............I also found a lot of the low fat things have a lot of salt. We don't use salt on the table or in our cooking and we eat very little packaged food but I was shocked how much salt is in ordinary everyday things we use.
    Fat has flavour and taking out the fat can compromise the taste. So often times that sees extra salts being put in, to get the flavour back to what the consumer will accept.

    Sodium is a flavour enhancer well as being a preservative. Thus, for many of the pre-made foods, you will often see high sodium levels in order to allow the foods to have such long Best Before Dates ... or to sit in our homes for so long before being used!




    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    If you cannot make all your own foods try things from out of the country. I buy sauce made in Italy (only 3%sodium) you can find beets that are under 9%. Everything I use for my DH has to be under 9% which is really low.Even condiments are loaded with salt. I make everything from scratch most of the time but if I need something in a jar what comes from out of the US is WAY lower in salt
    I believe your label is not showing 3% sodium content in the food.
    Rather that it is 3% RDA ... meaning that one serving is 3% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of sodium in your diet.



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    I found a low sodium cookbook that I really Like. It's called "500-15 Minute Low Sodium Recipes"by Dick Logue. I found the e-book at the library and downloaded it to my kindle. I like it so much I'm going to ask for a copy for Christmas. It has a low sodium seafood seasoning that you can mix together and keep on hand for 6 months. Also tells you how to make a cream of mushroom soup to use in recipes. It gives the sodium content for each recipe and even lists the potassium content which my husband has to watch also.

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