Eat Fresh Veggies
Comparing bacon and pork vs
Comparing canned green beans to fresh green beans in the chart below was found .
1. Pork bacon slice
2. Canned pork lunch meat
1 Value per 100 g 1 slice
Bacon has less sodium than the pork lunch meat in the can.
1. Canned green beans
2. 1g fresh
240g -1 cup 1 can- 423 g or 2 cups
461 mg sodium
1mg 12 mg
Canned green beans on top compared to fresh green beans on the bottom. Canned green beans have a lot more sodium than fresh beans.
Sodium reducing can save lives. The average American consumes over 3000 mg per day of sodium. Sodium is
linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. The American Heart association recommends 1,500 mg
of sodium per day. The FDA has set strict sodium standards for school children. Most doctors say reduce sodium
for children as well as adults (everydayhealth.com). Lowering sodium reduces the risk of hypertension.
Based on the comparison above fresh vegetable do have lower amounts of sodium than canned vegetables. It is
better to buy fresh or frozen. I have donated my can goods out of the kitchen. Breads have high amounts of
sodium so we should watch those labels as well. Based on some findings poultry has more sodium than we think
due to the saline they add to keep it fresh. With meat being canned or processed this adds to the sodium. Most all
meat has some type of sodium therefore going vegetarian has been a new choice. Fresh sea foods are better
choices for me while being 75 % vegetarian.