It's famous for its air bubbles, most people have tried it, and it's critical to a Reuben: Swiss cheese is one of the more popular dairy products.
And, who would guess, it's also one of the lowest-sodium options out there.
So while the Reuben may be off-limits (corned beef is loaded with sodium), feel free to pull the Swiss off the sandwich and go to town.
As usual, though, go to town in moderation. Cheese, even in low-sodium form, is not the healthiest food out there because of its saturated fat. But, oh, what a worthwhile splurge.
For more information on cheese, sodium and related topics, look over the links below.
More Great Links
- Food Data Chart: Sodium. Healthy Eating Club. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.healthyeatingclub.org/info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data5a.html
- Sodium in Cheese 1. Anne Collins. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.annecollins.com/sodium_diet/sodium-cheese.htm
- Sodium in Cheese 2. Anne Collins. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.annecollins.com/sodium_diet/sodium-in-cheese.htm
- Sodium Content in Foods. Also Salt. (Oct. 28, 2010)http://www.alsosalt.com/sodiumcontent.html
- Sodium in Dairy Products. Diet Bites. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.dietbites.com/Sodium-In-Foods/sodium-in-cheese.html
- Sodium Reduction in Cheese Using Nu-Tek's Modified Potassium Chloride. April 14, 2010. SEO Press Releases. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.seopressreleases.com/sodium-reduction-cheese-nuteks-modified-potassium-chloride/7846
- Where to Find Low Sodium Ingredients. Low Sodium Cooking. (Oct. 27, 2010)http://www.lowsodiumcooking.com/free/IngredientSources.htm
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