Reduce your sodium intake with Mushrooms

Are you a big fan of salty snacks? My weekend go-to's tend to be a bag of chips or the pickle jar! Seriously, even when I try to be healthy and eat a salad, I load up on the sodium-packed salad dressings. Friday nights for me tend to be my pizza night, which of course also has a high salt content.

Reduce the salt in your Friday night with this Mushroom and Shrimp Pizza.

Here are some great tips for cutting sodium:
  • Look for foods that have a "Low Sodium label" or are under 5% DV per serving.
  • Eat more fresh fruits & veggie on regular basis, including fresh mushrooms.

Fresh Mushrooms and Sodium
A 100g serving of fresh Canadian white button mushrooms contain only 4 mg of sodium. In addition, a serving of fresh mushrooms provides 8% of your daily requirement of potassium. Foods high in potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for stroke and heart disease. Also, mushrooms contain Umami, which helps to boost the flavours of your food, meaning less salt is required to taste.

Cut down on the sodium, only 216 mg per serving, with this family favourite recipe for Mushroom and Vegetable Tacos.

What are you doing to control your sodium intake?

-Shannon

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2 comments:

Honey What's Cooking said...

That looks so good... love mushroom tacos, or anything mushroom for that matter. Nice job!

Julia@JuliasAlbum.com said...

Those tacos look delicious!