Diet-to-Go Listens to its Customers, Trims Sodium by Tweaking Recipes, Menus

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Low-fat & vegetarian meals have always met sodium guidelines, but now contain even less salt

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But we're very aware of the fact that many health-conscious Americans are demanding a diet that goes below the federal guidelines for sodium. Here at Diet-to-Go, we always make it a point to give consumers what they want.

Diet-to-Go, a national leader in the creation and delivery of delicious, perfectly-portioned meals, is doing its part to help health-conscious Americans shake their salt habit. By revamping its traditional low-fat and vegetarian low-fat meal plans in response to a customer survey, Diet-to-Go has not only slashed sodium levels, but has also boosted the taste and variety of its delicious meals that have always adhered to the health guidelines of the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and other major health organizations.

Diet-to-Go Executive Vice President John Stewart says the move to remake the menus and tweak some of the recipes was well underway when the Food and Drug Administration and other watchdog groups began clamoring for U.S. food makers to lower sodium counts.

By most standards, a daily sodium intake of 2,400 milligrams – or about one teaspoon – is considered acceptable. Diet-to-Go's daily menus have always met that guideline. But now, after Diet-to-Go pored over hundreds of consumer survey results, the sodium levels have been cut even further.

“We've never added sodium to our food,” Stewart says. “The sodium in our food has always been naturally occurring or added by our prepared food distributors.”

“But we're very aware of the fact that many health-conscious Americans are demanding a diet that goes below the federal guidelines for sodium. Here at Diet-to-Go, we always make it a point to give consumers what they want.”

Months of planning, revamping and re-tweaking have paid off with comfortable levels of sodium for both the Diet-to-Go traditional low-fat and vegetarian low-fat meal plans. A sweet side-effect of the menu remake: savory new meals like Greek Stuffed Mushroom, Scrambled Eggs Rancheros, Asparagus & Swiss Frittata, Whole Wheat Monte Cristo, Blue Crab Ravioli Soup, Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Tuna, Thai Chicken & Mushroom Soup, Aztec Chicken & Quinoa Salad, and Waldorf Chicken Salad.

When not enjoying perfectly portioned meals from Diet-to-Go, it's important to watch what you eat because sodium lurks everywhere, warns Diet-to-Go Registered Dietitian Rebecca Mohning.

“Sadly, the majority of Americans eat a diet that contains 3,000-4,000mg of sodium per day,” Mohning says. “It's a good thing to be watchful of the amount of sodium you are consuming, but you can rest easy knowing your sodium intake will be within the recommended guidelines if you consume Diet-to-Go meals.”

Mohning advises against trying to cut out sodium altogether.

According to the Mayo Clinic, "Sodium helps maintain the right balance of fluids in your body, helps transmit nerve impulses, and influences the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Too much sodium, though, can be harmful. Most sodium in your diet comes from eating processed and prepared foods, such as canned vegetables, soups, luncheon meats and frozen foods."

For more information, visit our sodium information page or contact Diet-to-Go Customer Service at 800-743-7546 or service(at)diettogo(dot)com.

About Diet-to-Go:
Diet-to-Go provides nourishing, delicious healthy meals for individuals to help them lose weight and improve their health. Only the highest quality ingredients are used in our freshly prepared meals that adhere to the dietary guidelines of all major health organizations. The meals are not only convenient, but we provide everything you need, including all the little extras like fruit, juices, side items and condiments, so you can enjoy losing weight and getting healthy.

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