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high sodium low calorie foods?

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high sodium low calorie foods?

I haven't been getting enough sodium in my diet
I stopped eating junk for a bit
what foods that are low calorie have decent amounts of sodium?

It looks like beef jerky is the only thing I can find, everything else is fairly high in calories. Other than salt itself and hot sauces / mustards
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lemmiwinks wrote: Rice crackers?

Pickles?
Oh wow I forgot about pickles!!! Thanks!
And recommendations on good pickles?

I’ll check out rice crackers again but they weren’t that high in sodium if I remember correctly. I could be wrong though

Also does anyone know any canned food high in sodium but low in calories?
Tuna seems to but fairly low
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toronto19850 wrote: Oh wow I forgot about pickles!!! Thanks!
And recommendations on good pickles?

I’ll check out rice crackers again but they weren’t that high in sodium if I remember correctly. I could be wrong though

Also does anyone know any canned food high in sodium but low in calories?
Tuna seems to but fairly low

Probably alot of pickled foods, pickled tomatoes, pickled asparagus, instead of tuna you can get pickled herring.

I usually prefer the pickles from euro delis that are fermented(kept in fridges rather than shelves)
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Congrats on keeping away from junk.

My suggestions are olives and smoked salmon.
Remember to be an RFD-er and NOT a degenerate.
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No Frills wrote: Congrats on keeping away from junk.

My suggestions are olives and smoked salmon.
I think I just ate too much and got sick of it. Plus fruit is in season and it tastes amazing.

I’ll check my nutrition on the green olives I have. Surprisingly black olives are fairly high in calorie. If you eat a handful of olives on a sub I think it’s at least 100-200 calories or more
nataliya64605 wrote: Probably alot of pickled foods, pickled tomatoes, pickled asparagus, instead of tuna you can get pickled herring.

I usually prefer the pickles from euro delis that are fermented(kept in fridges rather than shelves)
Interesting I never heard of pickled tomatoes. I’ll check those out!
I’ll look at pickled herring too. I’ve seen mackerel, herring, sardines etc. I’ve only bothered with sardines but I’ll grab some of the other cans

joeyjoejoe wrote: Seaweed snacks.
Surprisingly the ones I have barely have any sodium in them
They’re not low sodium ether, they’re just the korean ones
It says 20mg of sodium per half pack
I’ll try looking at some other brands to see if they’re higher in sodium
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Canned soups are really, really high in sodium and reasonable on calories.
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you only need 2300mg of sodium, thats roughly 1tsp
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mlc2000 wrote: you only need 2300mg of sodium, thats roughly 1tsp
Thats close to the maximum recommend daily intake for most adults. That leads to the next question for OP, how much are you aiming for?
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No Frills wrote: Thats close to the maximum recommend daily intake for most adults. That leads to the next question for OP, how much are you aiming for?
This. 2300 is the maximum, the ideal recommendation is closer to 1500. It’s almost impossible to not be getting enough sodium in a regular diet, especially if you ever eat prepared/canned/snack foods or restaurant meals. I have to watch my sodium, so I prepare most meals myself at home with low sodium ingredients where possible, and am still often over my limit. The only person I know who actually had to increase her sodium intake was having dizziness and fainting from very low blood pressure.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Don’t bother. You’ll get enough sodium without thinking about it.

There are a few exception like elite and advanced levels athletes training with lots of aerobic activity.

Or people working in excessively hot environments.
Sweat isn’t the only way your body loses electrolytes!
No Frills wrote: Thats close to the maximum recommend daily intake for most adults. That leads to the next question for OP, how much are you aiming for?
Just around 300mg in the morning, I don’t need much
Then again I wouldn’t care if I ate over the RDA. It’s over exaggerated. Unless you have a kidney problem you’ll be fine

I wish canada had Gatorade zero or Gatorade zero powder
Becks wrote: OP's latest monthly bloodwork test results came up with red flags?
My electrolytes are low because I drink a lot of fluids.
So it’s just blood pressure dropping in the morning

Bloods are perfect except my vitamin d is low
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Pickles. Or salt your food a bit more.

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