5 Low-sodium Foods that Might Surprise You



There's more to a handful of peanuts than a satisfying crunch. A snack-size portion (about 1/3 of a cup) of nuts is high in protein, packed with unsaturated fats (these fats are good for you) and fiber, as well as vitamin E, B vitamins, iron and magnesium -- vitamins and minerals will vary from nut to nut.

In addition to their nutritional benefits, nuts and peanuts are also naturally low-sodium foods. A handful of unsalted peanuts, for example, comes in at less than 5 mg of sodium.