The consumption of too many high sodium foods can cause or contribute to high blood pressure and a host of many other health concerns. An easy way to try and keep sodium consumption down to a more acceptable level is to begin partaking of favorite foods that have a reduced sodium content. Although my blood pressure falls into the normal range, I am aware and concerned about the possibility that this may not always be the case. I am also concerned with keeping my children’s diets as low in extra sodium as possible. I am therefore always on the lookout for reduced sodium foods I can easily incorporate into our diets. One such food I recently tried was Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips. Here is my review of this reduced sodium snack food.
Potato chips have always been a favorite snack food of mine. The delicious salty taste combined with the satisfying crunch makes for a delightful snacking experience. Unfortunately, potato chips are one food that is difficult to indulge in, in small quantities. Once a bag of potato chips is opened, it seems to take the willpower of superhuman proportions to only have a few. The large servings can add up to unhealthy amounts of sodium being consumed on a daily basis. This is what intrigued me enough to purchase Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips and give them a try. The front packaging of Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips advertises that this snack food contains fifty percent less sodium than Lay’s Classic Potato Chips – a favorite of my family’s.
I must admit that I was mildly concerned that replacing Lay’s Classic Potato Chips with the Lightly Salted Plain variety would cause a ruckus in my household. I was pleasantly surprised that I heard not a peep from my husband or children about the less salty flavor. They either didn’t notice or the difference was so minuscule, they did not feel it necessary to bring up. I definitely noticed a slight alteration in the taste due to the reduced amount of salt on the chips, but truly it was not a difference that would prevent me from buying the product again.
Each one ounce serving of Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips contains one hundred and fifty calories. There is ten grams of Fat, with one gram of Saturated Fat in each twenty chip serving. There is also four point five grams of Polyunsaturated Fat, four point five grams of Mono unsaturated Fat and zero grams of Trans Fat. There is ninety grams of Sodium in each serving which represents four percent of the daily recommended intake of sodium. Not bad for twenty chips! There is also three hundred and forty milligrams of Potassium, fifteen grams of Total Carbohydrate, one gram of Dietary Fiber and two grams of Protein.
I paid only $2.49 for a ten and a half ounce bag of Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips. The reduced sodium and only slight variation of taste deems this product a winner, in my humble opinion. The wonderful crunch and crispy potato flavor is present enough to make Lay’s Lightly Salted Plain Potato Chips our new go to potato chip brand.