If you are trying to watch your sodium intake, here are a few healthy choices to keep you on target.
Beans are low in sodium. When buying beans, make sure to use dried beans. If you choose canned beans, buy the low sodium version. Excellent source of fiber and protein.
Whole grains are low in sodium. Whole grains can help lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Fruits, like vegetables, are naturally low in sodium. You won’t go wrong with apples, apricots, papayas, pears, or bananas. Fruits have a good amount of potassium.
Unsalted nuts in its shell are a great choice as well. They contain no sodium at all. If these are not available, try the shelled variety. They are an excellent source of protein. Avoid this option, if you have a nut allergy.
Choose fresh and frozen vegetables. They naturally have less sodium than canned vegetables and can helps reduce the risk of strokes, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease.
Yogurt is also very low in sodium. Try eating plain yogurt and add flavor by adding fresh fruit. Avoid flavored toppings to ensure that it is low-sodium yogurt.