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How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

Watch for 5 words to spot sodium in food.

The following ingredients listed on a food label are contributing sodium to your food:

1. Salt
The technical name for salt is sodium chloride

2. MSG
MSG stands for MonoSodium Glutamate

3. Baking soda
Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate

4. Baking powder
Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate

5. Disodium phosphate

Source:
AHA (2007). Why Should I Limit Sodium? (Patient Information Sheet).



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