Specifically aimed at individuals on a sodium-restricted diet, this nutritional counter addresses which supermarket products and fast food items have the lowest sodium contents and simplifies the selection process by limiting its listings to products with low-sodium values. In addition to identifying sodium content, all foods contained in the guide are analyzed by calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, fat, saturated fat, trans fats, fiber, and sugar levels. Assistance in interpreting dining-out food labeling guidelines, advice on how to read nutritive value abbreviations and symbols, and information on food measurements and equivalents are included along with brief descriptions of each nutrient and its effect on blood pressure.Author Biography
Bobbie Mostyn is the author of "The Hasty Gourmet Low Salt Favorites." A former medical researcher, she is an advocate of the low-salt lifestyle and promotes sodium awareness through numerous articles and her website, www.lowsaltfoods.com. She lives in Olympia, Washington.