Apples with peanut butter
Apples with peanut butter can be great low-salt diet snacks, but you have to make sure of one thing—that the only ingredient in the PB is plain ground organic peanuts, no salt added. One tablespoon of peanut butter can have 0 mg of sodium, and one medium apple has 0 mg, too. “The apple provides you with fiber and water for hydration, and the peanut butter provides you with protein for satiety,” says Keri Glassman, RD, a dietitian in New York City. Keep an eye out for the signs that you’re eating too much sodium.
Nuts are a powerful disease fighter that you probably already have in your pantry. A quarter-cup serving of dry roasted almonds without added salt has only 2 mg of sodium, making almonds great diet snacks. “Nuts and seeds are a heart-healthy snack when eaten in moderation, providing your body with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats,” says Tiffany DeWitt, RD, a dietitian in Columbus, OH. “Choose the unsalted variety and eat them alone or mixed into yogurt for a crunchy taste.” Learn more about how nuts can help fight disease.