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so keeping in mind how much salt you should be taking in if you're on a low-sodium diet now I'm just gonna write that here low-sodium diet I was thinking you know of all the foods that I typically like to consume and where that fits into the amount that I'm allowed in a given day so if I'm on a low-sodium diet the amount we said was about 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day and this is sodium not salt remember and if if I go through a few foods I thought it'd be fun to kind of figure out how much sodium is in these foods so let's start out with something I had not too long ago so I said I just was recently on a road trip and I stopped off on the side of the road and I picked up one of my favorite little snacks which was a large carton of fries so I had some fries and they were delicious so these large fries and I actually love to eat fries with ketchup so I had five ketchup packets and another so that was one food item and another food item I've had many many times especially when I'm kind of in a big rush and I don't have time to go out and get a proper lunch I'll I'll sit down and grab a cup of noodles so I'll grab a cup of noodles and if you've had these they basically are kind of dehydrated noodles that are in here and and if you're like me you love them but this is a cup of noodle so this was another item I thought would be good to look at and the next item of the last item is actually similar to the company rolls it's actually not a cup of noodles but the kind that you might take when you're sick so whenever I'm sick one of the things I always reach for is a pot of water and I like to boil up the water and cook a block of noodles inside of it and put the flavoring packet there and this is again these are the dehydrated noodle and I like to eat those and so these are my dehydrated noodles in a pot of water and I'll call that a block of noodles and I usually eat one whole block at a time with the flavoring so I've got a few things here blocking noodles cup of noodles and also my large fries with ketchup and I know my limit is 1500 milligrams in a day so how far along do these things get me so one by one let me just tell you the answer the large fries with packets of ketchup five packets is about 900 milligrams of sodium the cup of noodles is about 1200 milligrams of sodium and you can see I'm going up up up and so my block of noodles is actually 1600 milligrams of sodium so actually this one puts me over the amount that I'm allowed in a whole day and that's actually usually what I would have just for lunch and so it's an immense amount of sodium tons of sodium and so it got me thinking you know how in the world I'm not actually on a low-sodium diet but if I was how in the world would I be able to do it and so I was browsing the internet and I came across a website which I'm going to share with you and it's basically from the Mayo Clinic and actually I don't want to say that this is the only website there tons of great websites out there but this one website actually got me thinking and so what I thought is why don't I figure out what kind of food I could actually get if I was on a low-sodium diet what would make sense and so I picked out a few things from their website that I thought would be tasty they have one thing that's a roasted salmon this is my salmon and if I eat the roasted salmon with olive oil and chives the amount of sodium is 60 milligrams not bad right and let's say I want to eat that with some potatoes so I got some roasted potatoes over here which I love roasted potatoes as soon as my dad and these roasted potatoes get me seven milligrams of sodium so this is my roasted potatoes seven milligrams of sodium and actually dropped the e there sorry so um you know I potatoes great Salmons great but I like my vegetables and so what if I get some asparagus in there so some roasted asparagus and there's a recipe for some mushrooms with the roasted asparagus this meal is looking better and better and so if I get some asparagus with the mushrooms that's an additional 11 milligrams of sodium so it's actually pretty reasonable and in fact since I'm doing so well I actually was attempted to go to their dessert menu and I actually grabbed a one of the recipes for apple pie and apple pie is an American favorite it's certainly one of my favorites and I love to make apple pie and that gets me about 16 milligrams of sodium so if I'm totaling all this up I have I'll do it in the corner here I've got some let's say 60 plus 7 plus 11 plus 16 and that total comes to c71 7888 94 milligrams of sodium and so 94 milligrams of sodium is well within my limit of 1500 milligrams of sodium per day so this is one place you can go to get some good food recommendations as I said there are many many others as well