Remember when I told you that often the lower the fat, the higher the sodium?
Here is are some examples per serving:
- Whole milk, 1 cup 98 mg sodium
- 2% milk, 1 cup 100 mg sodium
- 1% milk, 1 cup 107 mg sodium
- Nonfat milk, 1 cup 145 mg sodium
- Half n Half, 1 Tablespoon, 6 mg sodium
- Half & Half Fat Free, 1 Tablespoon 22 mg sodium
- Heavy whipping cream, 1 Tablespoon 6 mg sodium
- Sour cream regular, 2 Tablespoons 16 mg sodium
- Sour cream reduced fat, 2 Tablespoons 22 mg sodium
- Sour cream fat free, 2 Tablespoons 42 mg sodium
- Cream cheese regular, 1 oz 100 mg sodium
- Cream cheese light, 1 oz 200 mg sodium
- Mascarpone, 1 oz 16 mg sodium
- Yogurt regular, plain 8 oz 104 sodium
- Yogurt lowfat, plain 8 oz 159 mg sodium
- Yogurt fat free, plain 8 oz 175 mg sodium
This information is to help make you aware of the hidden sodium in your food that can add-up in a day.
Tip: If you are on a very restricted low sodium diet, you might want to look at non-dairy products like soy milk, rice milk, goat milk, which areusually much lower in sodium, and can be good alternatives at least now and then. Also, look at different brands, the sodium can vary from brand to brand.