Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I just had a very startling realization.  I was getting me some watermelon to snack on and I usually sprinkle alittle salt over the top and I just happened to look on the salt container and it said that 1/4 tsp of salt has 490mg of sodium in it.  Oh my God I never really thought about it before but I sprinkle salt on watermelon, cantaloupe, fresh veggies when I'm cooking them and in my pasta water.  Never again will I add salt to anything I eat.  The recommended daily allowance for sodium is 2400mg so if you have 1 tsp of salt thats your intake for the whole day.  We all know that sodium makes us retain water and it isn't good for our health either.  I'm going to start paying better attention to what is in the food I eat.  I was concentrating on calories, fat and fiber and recently I have realized that I need to also be focusing on my carb, sugar and sodium intake.


  1. I've never heard or seen anyone sprinkle salt on watermelon and cantaloupe. Why would you do that in the first place? Anyway, good for you for not doing it any more.

    I used to eat a lot of salt, way more than it's recommended. I didn't really believe I could improve that much, but I started cutting it little by little and I am really happy with the results. Now I either don't use it or add just a little and it's enough.

  2. Its just the way we have always eaten watermelon. I guess its a south thing....lol...I think the purpose is to bring out the taste more. I'm cutting way back on the salt now, I had no idea how much was in some things.