Sodium in Foods
Dietary sodium is measured in milligrams (mg). The most common form of sodium used is table salt, which is 40% sodium. One teaspoon of table salt contains 2,300 milligrams of sodium.
WEIGHT LOSS Sodium in Processed Foods
Sodium is also added to various food products, both for taste and as a preservative. Thus, the more processed the food, the higher the sodium content is likely to be. Foods reconstituted with water (eg. soups, bouillon cubes, processed meats) also contain salt. Some of these added forms are monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrite, sodium saccharin, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and sodium benzoate.
WEIGHT LOSS Sodium in Fast Foods
Fast foods are generally very high in sodium. Another reason to eat in.
WEIGHT LOSS "Lower-Sodium" Foods
Fortunately, there is a growing range of lower-sodium foods in many food stores. Ideally, choose these lower-sodium brands whenever possible.
WEIGHT LOSS Table 1. Sodium Content of Selected Foods
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WEIGHT LOSS Sodium/Salt
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