Avoid the “Salty Six” with Whole Wheat Oat Bread
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The most surprising of The Salty Six was bread. One slice of bread or one bun can have anywhere from 170 to 400 mg of sodium!

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Posted In: Bread & Muffins, Sodium
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Reducing Sodium in Canned Beans
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Bush’s Beans compared the amount of sodium remaining in canned beans after five different consumer preparation methods. Here are the results.

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Posted In: Sodium, Strategies
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Soy Sauce Fail
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I always thought Soy Sauce was supposed to come from fermented soy beans. The closest these little packets get to that was the inclusion of hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

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Posted In: Sodium, Thoughts & Observations
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What’s the big deal about sodium?
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If you’ve been following my restaurant menu reviews recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been harping on the extreme amount of sodium in many of the foods.

That’s led a few people to ask me, “What’s the big deal?”

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Is this food high in Sodium?
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Most recommendations are that you eat less than 2,400mg of sodium per day (that’s about one level teaspoon of table salt), so if you eat about as many milligrams as you eat in calories each day, you’re doing pretty well.

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Good News on Sodium
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Limiting salt in packaged and restaurant foods is perhaps the single most important dietary improvement that the Food and Drug Administration could bring about.

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Ignorance is not bliss
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I had dinner at Baja Fresh with a good friend last night. As soon as I walked in, I looked around to find the nutrition information which — to BF’s credit — was sitting right on the counter.

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Posted In: Calories, Sodium
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