Wednesday, April 30, 2008

And we're back.....


Don't even know if anyone's reading this blog, but if you are, good to see ya!

It was a harsh winter and I wasn't in a bloggy state of mind. Everything's in bloom now and it's time to dust off the place and start posting again.

TV station KDKA in Pittsburgh, had a great feature from Consumer Reports on "hidden" sodium in your foods. Watch the video on the right-hand side of the page too. It's very enlightening.

As I discussed in the previous post, reading labels is key. I was also surprised to see how much sodium was in little cups of Jello, the gelatin and the pudding.

I would also add that if you are going to eat out in a non-chain restaurant (preferably!), see if there's a website with a menu posted. You can plan ahead and also call ahead and ask if any dishes can be prepared with less or no salt at all. You'd be surprised at how many places are willing to work with customers with nutritional/health issues.

Until next time...