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.