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Old 03-26-2008, 11:29 AM   #11
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I don't eat the frozen dinners (Lean Cuisine, WW, etc) for that very reason. One dinner can boost you over the 2300 limit very easily unless you make sure the rest of the day is not salty.

You know I've been keeping track of my diet on Sparkpeople and I can track sodium. Most days now I keep it under 2000. I'm always amazed at the sodium in places you wouldn't expect.

8 oz low sodium V8 = 140 mg
1 C Honey Nut Cheerios = 269 mg
1 C soy milk = 170 mg
2 slices of light wheat bread = 230 mg
1 slice cheddar flavor veggie slice = 220 mg

When you have to deal with numbers like that even on healthy foods those frozen meals don't cut it. That's why you have to fill in the blanks for a diet with lots of fruits and veggies since they are very low in sodium as a rule.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:22 PM   #12
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I don't know if this is digressing from the original post or not but,...

I am a rabid cook and cookbook nut and I got Jessica Sienfeld's new cookbook for Christmas and it's great! It's called Deceptively Delicious I love veggies but my kids are much more reluctant and it's all these recipes that you hide veggie purees in. Now, there are recipes for brownies in there that are inedible but, for the most part, the recipes are very good and good for you. Nobody should put spinach in brownies anyway, don't know what I was thinking!!!

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #13
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No digression noticed! I so appreciate any feedback on the "hidden vegees" subject, Hartleystudio! I will find this book for both hubby and our granddaugher who both avoid vegees whenever they're served.

Could not find the Cholest Off at the grocerystore but will keep looking elsewhere.

And yes, the sodium amounts in the foods you listed, Jan, are totally unbelievable.... Instant Oatmeal is one that shocked me! Oh yeah and the flavored Grits. Hubby is a big Grit eater and I've had to hide the cheese flavors from him.

Now Apple Butter, YUMMMM, on the other hand is only 5mgs of sodium and just 35 calories!
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I'm not familiar with it but I'm all for trying natural supplements first before taking a medication. I take fish oil and garlic capsules and have great cholesterol. I'm paranoid about it as heart disease runs in both sides of my family. Both of my parents are in their early 60's. One has had bypass surgery and the other has a pacemaker already. I'm the oldest of all my siblings and cousins and am the only one without high cholesterol. I swear by the fish oil and garlic!

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