Sodium can be sneaky
It’s not too surprising that nine out of 10 Americans eat more than double the amount of sodium they should considering the many sneaky sources of sodium. And more than half of the sodium people eat comes from food bought in stores, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Double-check the labels on these foods that can be surprising sources of sodium.
Cottage cheese with fruit is an old lunchtime favorite, packed with protein and calcium. But if you’re aiming to lower your sodium, you might want to skip these creamy curds, as they’re actually high in sodium. Even low-fat cottage cheese can have about 400 mg of sodium per half-cup. For a tasty substitute, try Greek yogurt, instead. You’ll get more protein, calcium, and as a bonus, some good-for-your-gut probiotics. Most plain Greek yogurts weigh in at around 70 mg of sodium per half-cup. Greek yogurt can also be part of one these healthy high-protein breakfasts you’ll want to start eating.