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June 21, 2011 12:36 PM
I like fat free cottage cheese... but no matter which grocery store I go to or which brand I go with... all fat free cottage cheese seems to be packed with sodium.

Has anyone found any low sodium fat free cottage cheese? Or do I just need to just decide between high sodium FF cottage cheese or lower sodium higher fat cottage cheese?
June 21, 2011 12:37 PM
I would love to know too!
June 21, 2011 12:37 PM
Breakstone has a lower sodium cottage cheese, but I believe it is 1% or 2% fat.
June 21, 2011 12:39 PM
I'm sorry to say that I think you're going to have to make a choice.
June 21, 2011 12:41 PM
go with Low Fat cottage cheese. it is much better for you.
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June 21, 2011 12:42 PM
I mix it up, sometimes low sodium high fat (4% milk) I beleive 1/2c is 120cal or I go for the fat free (high sodium content) but only 80c for 1/2c. Both are from Breakstone. If I know my sodium os going to be high from other foods will choose the low sodium and then vice versa for the fat version.
June 21, 2011 12:44 PM
Friendship Brand has a "no-salt dded" cottage cheese. Not sure if they are in your area or not. I found it when I lived in Florida but have not been able to find it since I moved.

http://www.friendshipdairies.com/products/1-lowfat-no-salt-added-cottage-cheese.html


Hope this helps!
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June 21, 2011 12:44 PM
I buy Nordica, it's the best but only available in Ontario, Canada.

Only 280mg sodium, 0g fat.

http://www.gaylea.com/products/prodid/27

Anyone in the US want to send me Fiber 1 Key Lime Yogurt and Cherry Coke Zero I'll send you some cottage cheese, LOL!
Edited by heathersmilez On June 21, 2011 12:45 PM
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June 21, 2011 12:45 PM
Don't eat the fat free...

4% seems to have less sodium than the fat free (well depending on the brand)


fat free, low fat, low calorie = high sodium (most of the time)
  4046456
June 21, 2011 12:46 PM
QUOTE:

Don't eat the fat free...

4% seems to have less sodium than the fat free (well depending on the brand)


fat free, low fat, low calorie = high sodium (most of the time)


Could be BUT Nordia 4% has 5g fat and 10 more mg of sodium than fat-free not less, 290g
  1100181
June 21, 2011 12:47 PM
I prefer higher sodium content to higher fat, since the higher fat comes with more cholesterol, and I'm a stickler for avoiding that. I don't worry too much about the sodium, especially if I'm working out and losing the salt. The only time I worry more about it is when I have something like soup and I know it has an astronomical amount. Otherwise, cottage cheese, I just don't worry much about that.
June 21, 2011 12:52 PM
My professor who who is a cellular biologist said not to worry about watching sodium, unless you're a person who has problems with their heart or water retention. I don't go crazy with adding it, but don't worry about sodium content in food either. Go with low fat.
June 21, 2011 12:55 PM
Check out this link. I have never seen low sodium cottage cheese until this one. I always wondered why it was always suggested on a diet when it is packed with sodium. The one I found is LOW SODIUM. no salt is added like most and it is 1% fat.

http://www.friendshipdairies.com/products/1-lowfat-no-salt-added-cottage-cheese.html


They give you a list of grocers who sell it. I have only found it at FOOD CITY where I live. So, I hope that helps!
Edited by kaymayscool On June 21, 2011 1:01 PM
June 21, 2011 1:32 PM
Kate, I have a medical back ground. Excess sodium can lead to high blood pressure, water retention, heart disease and stroke. All the sources I have read say this. It is very important to watch your sodium. 1 teaspoon of table salt contains 2360mg of sodium. Even though I have always had good blood pressure, my doctor still tells me to make sure I am watching my sodium. I track sodium because it helps me realize how much salt is in things and then I try not to eat those things anymore. It isn't worth the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke or high blood pressure in the future.
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June 21, 2011 1:50 PM
QUOTE:

My professor who who is a cellular biologist said not to worry about watching sodium, unless you're a person who has problems with their heart or water retention. I don't go crazy with adding it, but don't worry about sodium content in food either. Go with low fat.

I can second this. I used to track sodium carefully and had a pretty high-sodium diet. At the urging of a couple of my MFPals, I went to the Dr & had a metabolic panel done to check on various things including electrolyte levels. The result was that my doc said that because of my high levels of exercise and the fact that I don't have a particular tendency toward hypertension or high blood pressure, my diet was fine - even with the high (even very high) levels of sodium.

Of course, this isn't the rule for everyone. For many, keeping the sodium low is crucial to health and for weight loss. But it is one of those factors that will effect some, but not all. That 'one-size fits all' rule of 2,500 mgs of sodium per person is too generic and should not be taken as a rule for every person.
  153939
June 21, 2011 3:07 PM
Wow, nice! To bad none here on west coast though.
  6865637
June 21, 2011 3:20 PM
QUOTE:

Of course, this isn't the rule for everyone. For many, keeping the sodium low is crucial to health and for weight loss. But it is one of those factors that will effect some, but not all. That 'one-size fits all' rule of 2,500 mgs of sodium per person is too generic and should not be taken as a rule for every person.


I watch my sodium because, while I don't have problems now, my grandmother struggled with high blood pressure in her later years and was on medication for it. The US Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments released a new recommendation in January. For those with issues where sodium should be restricted or over the age of 51, 1500 mg is the new recommendation. Those who don't need to worry as much about their sodium intake should restrict it to less than 2300 mg. Of course, the American Heart Association recommends that everyone keep their sodium intake below 1500 mg, regardless of health or age.

Personally, I think one's size should be an issue, as well. The "one size fit all" recommendations, regardless of sex, height or weight seem odd to me. If I'm consuming 1200 calories a day, I'm going to have an easier time staying under 1500 mg than someone who is consuming 2500 calories. Also, at 130 pounds and 5'3", I'd think I probably need a lot less sodium than my husband who is 6'3" and 190 pounds.
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August 27, 2013 8:51 AM
Your body would much rather deal with the fat than the sodium. It's a fact. Toss out low fat foods. Fat is a fuel for your fire. It's one of the healthiest things you can eat. Stop letting diet foods truck you into eating sugars and more sodium. It just makes you fatter. Eat the fatty foods and you will eat less feel less hungry and have less insulin related issues.
February 6, 2014 2:46 PM
www.friendshipdairies.com/products/1-lowfat-no-salt-added-cottage-cheese.html

http://www.hood.com/products/proddetail.aspx?id=654&lb=875
Edited by Cherub269 On February 6, 2014 2:59 PM
February 6, 2014 2:56 PM
When I lived in Massachusetts I found a sodium free (either Daisy or Crowley I believe) and it was TERRIBLE. So I bought one sodium free and one 2% or 4% and mixed 50/50. That was perfect for me. Since being back in western NY I have not found any sodium free.
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February 6, 2014 2:58 PM
I switched to ricotta cheese. 75mg of sodium. :)
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February 6, 2014 3:08 PM
I eat Breakstone's - Live Active 2% Low-fat Cottage Cheese (8 Carbs-3 Fiber=5net Carbs) 4oz ..Sodium 370mg ..80 Calories
Edited by WallyH4EverVersion On February 6, 2014 3:09 PM
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February 24, 2014 11:15 AM
http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/cottage-cheese/sodium

According to this breakdown the FF versions should have much less sodium than the regular ones, or the 1%/2% varieties.
February 24, 2014 11:18 AM
I used to LOVE the Knudsen brand low-fat cottage cheese. Loaded with sodium but oh, so good.
I moved to a new place where I can't get that brand, and had to cut way down on sodium due to health reasons.
I tried every low-salt and no-salt brand I could find, and they are all terrible. Lumpy. Grainy. Gross.
I just quit eating cottage cheese of any kind. I'd rather not eat it than eat something gross-tasting.
Good luck in your search for a palatable, low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese.
February 24, 2014 11:23 AM
I love Lucerne's (safeway brand) no-salt added, but it is 1% milk fat. They add the salt to the fat free brands so that it tastes good. Let go of the salt, pick up a little fat.

Lucerne no salt is only 45mg in 1/2 cup.
Edited by agottula On February 24, 2014 11:24 AM

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