provides information about low-sodium products, low-salt recipes, news
and health issues associated with sodium consumption, and links to related
websites. Because data is constantly changing, assembly of information
by Bobbie Mostyn, author of
Guide to Low Sodium Foods and
The Hasty Gourmet Low Salt
Group, Inc., publisher of the book, will also be updated as necessary.
with high blood pressure in 1998, Bobbie was determined to find out
all she could about hypertension and what she could do to help herself.
decades I took pride in preparing healthy meals . . . or so I thought,”
she said recently. “I sought out low-fat foods, used whole grains,
limited meats to poultry and fish, and even threw away the saltshaker
years ago. Little did I know that my ‘healthy’ diet had
been filled with sodium and other foods that contributed to the rise
in my blood pressure.”
amazed her the most, even though she was very aware of what she was
eating, was the amount of sodium she was consuming. For example, a garden
salad with fat-free cheddar and fat-free Italian dressing was a whopping
1,120 mg of sodium! And that’s before she added a slice of whole
wheat bread (which is another 190 mg).
couldn’t believe it!” she exclaimed. “When I added
up my daily sodium consumption it averaged more than 3,500 mg a day
. . . way too much!”
her diagnosis, she has talked freely with many people who have hypertension
about her discoveries only to find most of them were unaware of not
only the sodium content of foods, but also other things that may raise
blood pressure, like alcohol and phenylalanine (found in many sugar-free
an effort to help others with high blood pressure and other health problems
where sodium restriction is necessary, we developed this website. We
hope it is helpful to you and that you will tell your friends and healthcare
providers about our site.
to good health and a low-salt lifestyle!
the staff at InData Group, Inc.