How can I reduce my sodium intake from canned beans?

Canned beans are often used in recipes rather than dry beans to save preparation time and for overall convenience. A few brands have reduced- or low-sodium versions of their canned beans. If these are not available in your area, draining and then rinsing canned beans is effective way to reduce the sodium content. This draining-rinsing treatment reduces sodium by about 40% so you can continue to include fiber- and nutrient-rich beans in your healthy eating plan.

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