Salty Sports Snacks

If you are playing a sport for hours in the summer heat, you likely sweat a lot and may lose each hour 500 to 1,500 milligrams of sodium, a mineral (electrolyte) in sweat. Many players think they need to buy a sports drink to replace the sodium. Think again.

Here is a list of sodium-rich portable sports snacks that can easily fit into a gym bag or backpack, or be kept in the portable pantry–your car!
These salty suggestions can be a welcome flavor-change if you have been downing sweet gels, sports candies and sugary sports drinks for several hours during extended practices or tournaments.
Portable snack
Amount
Sodium (mg)
Calories
Gatorade
8 oz
110
50
Triscuits
1 oz (5 crackers)
180
120
Pretzel Nibblers, Snyder’s
1 oz (16)
200
120
Ritz Bits
1-oz packet
230
140
Clif Mojo Sweet & Salty Trail Mix Bar
1 bar
230
200
Wheat Thins
1 oz (14 crackers)
200
120
Hard Pretzel, Snyder’s
1 (1 oz)
240
100
Pretzel-Thin Twists, Snyder’s
1 oz (11 twists)
330
110
V8 Juice
Small (5.5 oz) can
330
30
Red Oval Stoned Wheat Thins
1 oz (4 crackers)
420
120
Pretzel sticks, Bachman
1-oz packet
520
100
Beef jerky, Jack Link’s
1 oz
590
80
Boiled potato + ¼ tsp salt
1 medium
600
150
Pretzel Rod, Rold Gold
1 rod (1 oz)
610
110
Lunchable, Cracker Stacker Ham + American
1 packet
1070
410
Chicken Bouillon cube, Herb-Ox
1 cube
1100
5
Information from food labels, May 2011
For more information: Food Guide for Soccer: Tips and Recipes From the Pros by Nancy Clark and Gloria Averbuch (available at www.nancyclarkrd.com)

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