Mama Jen’s contains no salt.  Other ingredients in recipes may contain sodium.  Please check contents of products used if you are on a no salt or lo-so diet.

 

Click HERE for the CDC Sodium and Dietary Guidelines PDF

Which Foods Contain Salt?

It can be surprising which foods contribute the most salt to our diets. Some foods that we eat every day are not necessarily high in salt but because we eat plenty of them they contribute a lot to our daily salt intake. Salt is naturally present at low levels in all foods but around 80% of our salt intake is hidden in processed food.

Most of the salt children and adults eat is hidden in processed and convenience foods, and the rest comes from salt added during cooking and any salt added at the table.

These are all examples of food ingredients that contain sodium.

  1. Disodium guanylate (GMP)

  2. Disodium inosinate (IMP)

  3. Fleur de sel

  4. Himalayan pink salt

  5. Kosher salt

  6. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  7. Rock salt

  8. Salt

  9. Sea salt

  10. Sodium bicarbonate

  11. Sodium nitrate

  12. Sodium citrate

  13. Sodium chloride

  14. Sodium diacetate

  15. Sodium erythorbate

  16. Sodium glutamate

  17. Sodium lactate

  18. Sodium lauryl Sulfate

  19. Sodium metabisulfite

  20. Sodium phosphate

  21. Trisodium phosphate

 

Here are three tips that help you learn how to reduce sodium:

  1. Check the nutrition facts label. This will tell you exactly how much sodium is in the food per serving. If there are a few brands available, compare labels and choose the item with the least amount of sodium. Also, remember that the information shown on the label is based on 2,000 calories a day. You may need to consume less or more than 2,000 calories depending upon your age, gender, and activity level.

  2. Prepare food at home from scratch when you can. Learn how to use common herbs and spices deliciously. (Like Mama Jen's Salt Free Spice Blend!) This way, the natural flavors of your food will emerge as the star of the dish instead of salt. Use herbs, spices, citrus juice, garlic, and onion to enhance the flavor of your foods.

  3. When you go out to eat, ask that your food be made without the extra salt. And, once you get your order, you can control your portion size and put half your order in a to-go box. When you cut calories, you cut the sodium too. And by having food left over his way, you can enjoy another meal later.

 

What words do you watch for on the ingredients label?

Find out if the food you are buying you and your family is high in salt by looking at the nutritional information on the food label. Checking food labels lets you compare brands and varieties or flavors of products and choose those that are lower in salt. Adding up the amount of salt will also give you an idea of how much salt you are eating throughout the day. 

Foods high in salt have more than 1.5g salt / 100g (or 0.6g sodium / 100g)

Foods low in salt have less than 0.3g salt /100g (or 0.1g sodium / 100g)

 

Salt—in the form of iodized table salt and sodium—is essential to life, but in what quantity should it be featured in your diet? While getting the right amount is important, getting too much or too little can lead to health problems.

Your body is designed to process salts, however certain quantities added to food can prove too much for our kidneys to handle. This can especially be dangerous if you have pre-existing health conditions. 

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