Most of us secretly think that the 2 ingredients that make everything tastier are salt & fat. This might be true but there is a fine line between making something tasty and making it harmful by the amount of salt we use in. Did you know that you can retrain our taste buds by reducing the amount of salt you eat or use? The benefits of salt reduction are more important than getting rid of bloat so we can fit into our jeans. Watching our salt intake reduces our risk of the chronic conditions hypertension, stroke and heart disease. Why would we want to do this, you ask? Well here are the facts on sodium: According to the American Dietetic Association, we don’t need more than one teaspoon of sodium per day (2300 mg) and yet most of us consume double that amount daily (4000 mg).
- Sodium free : contains less than equal to 5 mg per serving
- Very low sodium: contains less than equal 35 mg per serving
- Low Sodium: contains less than 140 mg per serving
- Reduced sodium: regular product with sodium reduced by 25%
- No added salt, unsalted: product with no salt added during processing but might still contain sodium.