Salt is everywhere, learn where it’s hiding

The Huffington Post last month had a good checklist of things to avoid because they’re loaded with salt.

Helping you get the salt out of your diet is a major reason this blog exists. Americans eat at least twice as much salt daily as they should. And if you eat a lot of processed or restaurant foods, your salt totals are likely even higher. So remember where salt is hiding in your daily diet.

Salt can lead to stomach cancer, one more reason to get it out of your diet.
Too much salt will be in processed ad restaurant foods for years to come.

The Huffington Post last month had a good checklist of things to avoid because they’re loaded with salt.

The main culprits — soups, bread, cheese, cold cuts, prepared chicken and breakfast foods. I haven’t eaten much soup in recent years because all prepared soups and restaurant soups are high in sodium too high for my post-angioplasty diet. even so-called low-sodium broths can have high levels of sodium.

The same goes for cutting out cold cuts and most cheese. When I do it cheese now, I limit it to low-fat or no-fat cheese to at least deal with the fat issue. I have only found one low-salt cheese option.

I’ve found low-sodium and salt-free breads. I’ve stopped buying Costco prepared chickens because of the salt. For breakfast, I stick to Trader Joe’s high fiber cereal which is relatively low in sodium.

John

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