Weekly Health Tip: How Much Sodium?!

Too much salt, or sodium, isn't good for anyone. A lot of sodium comes from processed foods that we eat daily - and we have no idea. This week's Health Tip is courtesy of information from health.com. 
  • Kellogg's Raisin Bran: 1 cup contains 350 mg of sodium (15% DV). Substitute Cheerios - it contains only 190 mg of sodium per cup!
  • Heinz Ketchup: 2 teaspoons contain 380 mg of sodium (16% DV). 
  • Kraft American Cheese singles: 2 slices contain  545 mg of sodium (25% DV). Substitute Mozzarella or Swiss cheeses, which are low in sodium.
  • Lender's Whole Grain Plain Bagels: 1 bagel contains 490 mg of sodium (21% DV)
While these (and all the other foods in the article) may not seem to contain a lot of sodium or to be ultra processed, they actually are. Many people don't realize, for example, that breakfast cereals contain so much sodium! Cutting back on processed food intake, or using fresher or more organic substitute ingredients can help reduce sodium in our diet. And that leads to a healthier you.

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