Sodium Explosions in our foods

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-10-18 02:03:11 -0500
Started 2013-10-10 08:21:32 -0500

We already know it is best to lay off high salt foods like movie popcorn, French fries but there are other foods we need to be on the look out for that are loaded with sodium. Sodium has been known to raise high pressure, even in people who do not have high blood pressure. This indicates we need to cut back on salt.
Sodium is everywhere like:
In deli meats and hot dogs, cereals, vegetable juice, canned soup and vegetables, flavor packets, even in ketchup, frozen foods like pizza, spaghetti sauces, bread, rolls, flour tortillas, dairy products, like cheese and cottage cheese and salty seafood
Best to look for low sodium options or try to cook from scratch, which is time consuming, but important for diabetics.

6 replies

JohnnyDollar 2013-10-14 16:17:52 -0500 Report

What pretends to be our food watchdogs father really our foods with salt, preservatives, and embalming chemicals. I hope I challenge you rather than repulse you you via my concerns. Let's have fav fun!!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-14 19:44:49 -0500 Report

Johnny I agree with you. Embalming fluid was used at one point to keep frozen potatoes from deteriorating. Salt is simply a drop in a bucket filled with all the preservatives, additives and dyes in the foods we eat. Caffine is added to just about everything we eat. If you read the list of ingredients in food you might not want to eat it because you need a chemistry book to figure it out.

JohnnyDollar 2013-10-18 02:03:11 -0500 Report

True! All we can do is our most careful best. Where's Bunnicula when you need him to deal with those pesky produce issues? LOL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-14 13:18:31 -0500 Report

Mewella, salt has been used as a preservative since man began preserving foods. It is almost literally impossible to cut it entirely out of foods used for human and animal consumption. Many recipes require salt as it can enhance the flaver of food. Even with a low sodium diet, you are still going to consume salt.

Anonymous 2013-10-14 16:25:08 -0500 Report

Just because salt has been around as a preservative since the beginning of time doesn't mean we can't become aware that too much of it isn't healthy and start to reduce our intake.

Thanks for the information, Mewella.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-14 19:34:58 -0500 Report

Just because sale has been around since the beginning of time doesn't mean that people are going to reduce their intake. If they did, hypertension would be a major health problem. There are two sides to every coin. Not everyone chooses to eat healthy and there is absolutely nothing that can be done about that since eating healthy is an individualized choice.

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