Menu developed based on input from the American Heart Association
Nutritional needs differ from one person to the next. This is why Mom’s Meals NourishCare strives to offer a variety of different menu options to accommodate the needs of our customers. One option is our low sodium menu, which features refrigerated, fully-prepared meals that are lower in sodium and saturated fat to support heart health and lower blood pressure.
What is sodium?
Sodium is, essentially, salt. It’s an essential mineral for the human body. Regulated by your kidneys, sodium helps control the fluid balance and muscle function of your body.
It is most commonly consumed from processed foods.
How can sodium impact my personal health?
Sodium increases the water in your blood vessels, generating more blood flow and in turn increasing your blood pressure. Hence, the more sodium in your body, the greater your risk for high blood pressure. Too much sodium can lead to hypertension and kidney damage, and even lead to heart attacks and other forms of cardiovascular disease.
Lower sodium intake can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Foods that are high in sodium include salted nuts, regular and processed cheese, canned vegetables, pizza, and meats that have been smoked, cured, salted or canned.
You can cut down on the amount of sodium in your diet by eating more home-cooked meals, purchasing salt-free or reduced salt products, and seasoning your foods with different spices and herbs instead of reaching for the salt shaker.
What is a low sodium meal?
The low sodium menu options from Mom’s Meals NourishCare all contain 600 mg or less of sodium and 10 percent or less saturated fat per meal. All meals have been developed based on the nutritional guidelines of the American Heart Association.
If you are interested in our low sodium meals, click here to order now or you can contact us for more information. You may also be eligible for government or health plan assistance that would make low sodium meal deliveries from Mom’s Meals NourishCare little to no cost for you!