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May 14, 2012 8:03 PM
im wondering if anyone wants to help with some ideas!

im trying to keep my protein high and my carbs low (not to low but between 80-100 per day) I'm feeling good keeping my protein levels high but im having a hard time keeping my sodium at my goal every day eating this way. I already have protein shakes, but im wondering more about food choices.

What do you eat thats high in protein but easy on the sodium? I appreciate any ideas, thanks!
May 14, 2012 8:05 PM
bump i need to kow also im ganna start lowcarb tomorrow and high proeitin.
May 14, 2012 8:06 PM
I eat a lot of steak but trying to cut back to fish and chicken.

I also have almonds, peanuts that are roasted and unsalted, brocolli and protein shakes. I dont use the expensive brands because I'm not using them for recovering etc before working out. A cup of coffee before I go to the gym gives me enough adrenaline to get through!

Good luck :)
May 14, 2012 8:07 PM
Chicken is low sodium if you don't put salt when you cook it....
Dry beans have no sodium ( not the canned one of course)

But I would love to know more too
May 14, 2012 8:14 PM
I actually happen to have a list right here of my favorite foods sorted by amount of protein.

Ronzoni makes a veggie pasta that has 9 grams of protein per cup, 0 sodium. *Reads again* Wow, really?

8 ounces of whole milk has 8 grams of protein, 98 mg sodium.

Target brand yolk-free egg noodles have 5 grams protein per cup, 10 mg sodium.

A 6-ounce cup of walmart brand fat-free yogurt (YUM YUM SERIOUSLY) has 5 grams protein, 75mg sodium.

2/3 cup of frozen sweet corn has 3 grams protein, 10 mg sodium.

2 egg whites has 8 grams protein (NO FAT)... I add a pinch of salt to mine and I see it has 273 sodium... but you could just not use the salt.

I buy a carton of eggs, put 2 whites in a bowl, a pinch of salt (you have to if you're gonna freeze em) put em in a ziploc bag and freeze em. I do that to the whole carton. 10 minutes in a pot of boiling water and they're good.

One of my basic dishes is pasta, egg whites and corn. Sounds lame but the corn really livens it up.
May 14, 2012 8:17 PM
Maybe this can help you out its yummy.
May 14, 2012 8:18 PM
By the way....

An orange only has one gram of protein but NO sodium.
May 14, 2012 8:25 PM
Chia seeds!
May 14, 2012 8:29 PM
Any fresh meat-hamburger, roast, tenderloin, pork chops, chicken, fish, steak. Eggs, Greek Yogurt, and nuts are low in sodium too.
May 14, 2012 8:31 PM
Fish is almost zero sodium. Chicken and meats have a little bit more generally but you're confined to those for protein. It's not healthy to acquire most of your protein from whey or other substitutes. I find I can eat a relatively high protein/calorie day and still keep my sodium around 1500mg or less. That's also with quite a bit more carbs than yourself too.
May 14, 2012 8:33 PM
If you like Tuna, try RainCoast Trading Solid White Albacore Tuna. No Salt Added! No added water or oil.
18 grams of Protein and 15mg of sodium per serving!
It is expensive - One 5.3 ounce can costs $5.39....but worth it for me as an individual combating high blood pressure! ;-)
May 14, 2012 8:37 PM
May 14, 2012 9:01 PM
Check out this link, I think it will have everything you are looking for....... Good luck!
May 14, 2012 9:57 PM
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help!
May 14, 2012 10:01 PM


Mmmm. Yes. Dried edamame has lots of protein and is low sodium. A small handful fills me up.
May 15, 2012 12:24 AM
May 15, 2012 12:41 AM
what is the reason for low sodium?

Basically any lean non processed meat should do though.
May 15, 2012 3:23 AM
Salt is a craving just like hunger, don't deny yourself of it but consume consistent amounts. Your kidneys will adapt to getting consistent amounts of sodium and salt will not significantly affect BP. I eat 10g salt a day, my BP yesterday was 106/68
May 15, 2012 3:29 AM
Salt does not cause your body to gain or lose fat. In fact, salt has no calories. High consumption of salt only results in temporary weight gain as it causes your body to retain water. Conversely, low consumption of salt can result in temporary weight loss as it causes your body to expel water.

It is interesting to note that many crash diets which boast quick weight loss rely on foods with little or no salt content. The weight loss is mostly water, and as soon as you eat foods containing salt again you regain the weight.

i got this from an article.. what do you think?

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