Canned and processed foods usually contain higher levels of sodium. Make sure before purchasing any food item, especially canned foods, that you check the amount of sodium it contains per serving.
If possible, when using processed or canned foods opt for the “low-sodium” food alternatives. It is also wise to do some research before shopping to see what levels of sodium popular brands contain. The nutritional value of most grocery store items can be found on brand websites.
To help reduce the sodium content of existing canned or processed foods you have at home, rinse the contents under cold water.
Are there any specific canned or processed food items you avoid because of high sodium content? Let us know in the comments section below.