Myth #5: All packaged foods are high in sodium.
Truth: Processed foods tend to be high in sodium because it helps preserve foods longer and increase flavor. However, consumer demand for low-sodium foods is slowly changing the marketplace. Manufacturers are responding by voluntarily reducing the sodium in many of their products—and not just the low-sodium varieties. Be sure to read nutrition facts labels to find out how much sodium a particular food contains and choose low-, no- or reduced-sodium versions of your favorite soups, frozen meals, canned foods, and snacks. Even butter is available without added salt!
Myself: Well, I did cover my belief on sodium levels on packaged foods already, so enough said on that. When possible buy what you need non-packaged though, such as fresh beans instead of canned and cook them, or fresh vegetables, fresh corn, fresh tomatoes, and fresh fruit.