New in the Market: Reduced Sodium Sargento Cheese

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on February 21, 2011 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great and become staples in our kitchen. Others don’t measure up. See what you think.

Americans eat too much salt. According to the Institute of Medicine, the average person eats 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day. Table salt is 40% sodium, but that isn’t the main source of sodium in our diet. It comes from processed and restaurant foods. If manufacturers lowered the salt in the foods they produce, it would have a significant impact on the health of Americans. Sargento cheese has taken that step by reducing the sodium in many of their traditional cheeses by 25%.

Reduced Sodium natural cheeses are available nationally as Mild Cheddar shredded and cheese stick snacks, Mozzarella shredded, Colby-Jack slices and cheese stick snacks, Provolone slices, and Pepper Jack slices.

A recent report from the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that teenagers eat the most salt every day – more than 9 grams (3,800 milligrams of sodium). By reducing the daily salt intake of teenagers to 6 grams (2,400 milligrams of sodium) AHA projected that there would be 2.7 to 3.9 million fewer hypertensive adults when these teenagers reached 35 to 50 years old.

Try some of these new low sodium products. What you eat today could be a life-saver tomorrow.

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