Concerned about the amount of sodium you're consuming on the trail?
Sodium is a very hard thing to define and recommendations for healthy practice can sometimes be addressed in vague terms. The FDA recommends no more than 1500mg of sodium per day depending on a person's activity level. If you are "more or less" active than the average person you may need more or less than the recommended amounts. Intensity of activity has an impact as well; so the more you sweat the more sodium may be required.
The American Heart Association, on the other hand, defines "Low Sodium" as "meals containing less than 140mg per serving" - but because manufacturers have the flexibility to define their own "serving size" this could mean anything from three little chips to a large bowl of stew!
So, in order to make it easier for you to decide the sodium levels that are best for your body and activity level, we've placed our meals on an even playing field - the sodium levels given here are for one ounce of prepared food.