Monday, May 20, 2013

AMAZON Wish List - Low/No Sodium Products

I’m always on the lookout for new low/no sodium products, as is anyone trying to follow a low sodium diet. The good news is that the dangers of excess salt in the diet are now well known. So finding products has gotten easier because food manufacturers are creating more low sodium products. As a result, grocery stores are stocking more and more low sodium items. But it’s still a challenge.

This post is about resources for low sodium foods. Whether you’re just beginning your low sodium journey or have been at it for a while, my hope is that you’ll find the information helpful. I’m quite fortunate because my local grocery store chains stock many low/no sodium products. Also, I’m about 30 minutes away from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, other good sources for low sodium products. Even so, I still regularly order items online. Sometimes directly from the manufacturer, but most often from either Amazon or Healthy Heart Market.

The good thing about Amazon is that if you find a favorite product, you can usually buy several units of the same item. (However, this might not be such a good thing if you don’t use it up quickly enough.) You can also get special breaks on shipping, and their customer service is very good.

Amazon sells quite a few low/no sodium products, more than you might imagine. I’ve created a special Please, DON’T pass the salt! wish list of my favorite products. I’ve included information on the sodium content of most of the items in addition to brief notes about how I use the products. And, yes, these are products I use regularly. There are many more low/no sodium products available from Amazon. However, the ones on the wish list are products I like, I use, and recommend. Take a look to see what’s available. You might consider ordering some from an online source or maybe just looking for them in your local grocery stores.

I’ll be doing something similar with products from Healthy Heart Market, Trader Joe’s, and other good sources for low/no sodium products. Be sure to check back for updates. Also, if you have information about a favorite low/no sodium product, please feel free to share the information.

Click HERE to see the special Please, DON’T pass the salt! Amazon Wish List. The "Low/No Sodium Products" tab at the top of the page will take you to the wish list too.


Bev(QB) said...

Thank you for the list! While I've already "found" some of the products, there were many more I hadn't come across yet.

Btw, the lowest sodium Jif peanut butter I've found (yes, even lower than the low sodium Jif) is SIMPLY JIF (white label). It's also lower in sugar. Per 2 tbl, only 65mg of sodium. Tastes good enough that we were eating it long before my husband's recent cardiac health problems.

shambo said...

Bev, I'm glad you've found the list helpful. Low sodium bloggers usually reference products in their posts, but sometimes a list is more helpful. Although Amazon doesn't carry EVERY low/no sodium product available nowadays, they sure have a lot.

The list is meant to give folks an idea of what's out there, and then let them find the products however they want -- through Amazon, directly from the manufacturer, through Healthy Heart Market, or from local grocery stores.

Thanks for the info about Jif "Simply." I'm going to have to look for it. I appreciate your willingness to share info. We're all in this together!