While sodium in itself has an important role in keeping the fluid balance of the human body, too much of this important thing – as in anything else – eventually turns out to be detrimental to the body. In a previous post, we shared how a study indicated that Americans seem to be consuming too much salt.
Ready-to-eat cereal. There are certain corn flake brands that contain as much as 266 mg of sodium in each serving (approximately a cup) and raisin bran brands that contain as much as 342 mg of sodium in each cup. The good news is that there are sodium-free cereals, such as puffed rice and puffed wheat. What you can do to control your sodium intake is to take them half-and-half – half a serving of your favorite raisin bran and half a serving of puffed rice. Or you can simply choose to a low-sodium cereal brand.
Vegetable juice. Vegetables are healthy, right? And in order to keep things interesting, one might choose to have their veggie dose for the day through a cocktail; however, this is not necessarily a great choice for someone who wants to cut back on their sodium intake. A cup may contain as much as 653 mg of sodium. Your option is to search for a brand that produces a low-sodium version.
Another thing that one might want to remember is that sodium intake is not simply affected by what you eat, but how much you eat as well; so watch your food portions.