Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sodium Beware

FYI: Pay attention to the sodium when you are buying pre-packaged and/or canned foods. I bought S&W garbanzo beans at Costco because it sounded like a great deal. When I got home I still had a can of the organic garbanzo beans from Sunflower Market, I compared the two, here is what I found:
Organic can from Sunflower Market sodium = 100 mg
Costco S&W sodium = 460 mg
Yikes, needless to say I am returning the case to Costco, pay attention to the sodium and happy shopping.

*The body requires 500 mg of sodium per day
*The heart association recommends no more than 2,400 mg of sodium per day
*Most Americans take in 4000 mg of sodium per day

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