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May 1, 2013 5:16 PM
This website is very good for tracking Calorie intake, and while it does show my sodium intake, I would appreciate if there was an option to do a Low Sodium Diet for the Target/Daily Goal for Sodium. I have high blood pressure, so I care more about my sodium intake than anything else.
May 1, 2013 5:24 PM
You can manually change your sodium intake under goals > custom goals.
May 1, 2013 6:37 PM
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You can manually change your sodium intake under goals > custom goals.

Ahh, Thank you. That is what I was looking for, but I could not find it.
May 1, 2013 7:23 PM
Here are a few products we use at our house to lower our sodium.
I posted this a few months ago but copied it here in case it could help you.

1. Look for Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock. It is approved by the American Heart Assoc.
It only has 150 mg sodium per 1 cup serving. I use it to make homemade soup and to poach chicken.

2. Look for Gia Russa Low Sodium Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce. Only 20 mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving.

3. Hunts No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes are also approved by the American Heart Assoc.
It has 15 mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving.

4. Del Monte has a good selection of low sodium canned vegetables.

5. When you cook your fresh veggies, rice and pasta, omit the salt. Soon your taste buds will adjust and you won't miss the salt.

6. Smart Balance Whipped Buttery Spread has a low sodium option. Only 30 mg per Tbsp.

Check out the American Heart Association's website for more ways to reduce sodium. Also do a little research to see how sodium effects the body in so many negative ways. That will spur you on to reduce your sodium level. Also - set up your food diary to help track your sodium intake. Hope these hints help you and best of luck to you.
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