8. Plain pasta sauce in a jar
Going with a meatless or cheese-free sauce doesn’t guarantee that it gets an A-plus. “Cooked tomato products are generally low in fat and contain a good amount of the prostate-healthy antioxidant lycopene, but they can also contain outrageous amounts of blood-pressure-raising salt,” says Dr. Janet Brill, R.D., author of Blood Pressure Down.
Stock this instead: Spicy marinara sauce
Look for a jar with some heat. When sauce is flavored with robust seasonings like chili pepper, less sodium is needed, notes Brill.
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