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.
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.
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