Sneaky Sodium: Common Foods to Watch Out For When Trying to Reduce Sodium Intake


Admission: I love salt so much. So. Much. BUT, with the prevalence of things like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, many of us need to watch our sodium intake.

Here’s the deal: if we are already trying to reduce sodium, we likely know the first rule is to cook for ourselves as often as possible. Packaged foods, as well as things prepared at (most) restaurants, tend to be packed with sodium.

What can be even more devastating than foregoing our favorite restaurant meals on the regular is that we may be adding in more sodium than we realize even when we’re trying to do the right thing. UGHHHHH.

I wanted to put together a short list of common items that contain a sneaky amount of sodium along with some potential alternative options. This doesn’t mean not to eat these things; it’s just good to be aware of foods that can unknowingly sabotage our progress/health so we can make informed decisions.

And that’s what it’s all about for me. I’m not here to tell anyone what they “should” eat or do. My goal is to provide tools and information to empower you to make decisions that work for you based on your unique needs and goals.

Bon Appétit!



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