Saturday, September 23, 2006


Reading labels can be very confusing, so here's a quick guide to make sense of them:

Sodium Free - The product contains no more than 5 millgrams of sodium in each serving.

Very Low Sodium - The product contains no more than 35 milligrams per serving.

Low Sodium - The product contains no more than 140 milligrams per serving.

Reduced Sodium - Sodium levels have been reduced by at least 75 percent from the original product.

No Salt Added
- The food processor has not added any salt. However, such a product may be naturally high in sodium.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A great site!

I was so excited to find Low Sodium Cooking.

Dick Logue started this site after being diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure) and needed to cut down on his sodium intake. This site is a great resource for recipes, books and online sources to buy low sodium ingredients.

I was amazed to find things like no-salt sausage and recipes for low-salt pesto, things I thought we'd just have to cut out entirely.

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