Pregnancy swelling has unfortunately been showing it's ugly face this past week. And with as bad as my preeclampsia was the first time around I am trying to do everything I can including trying to have a low sodium diet. I know I can't prevent preeclampsia but I have already been able to tell I can control some of the swelling with my diet and daily routine. My dinner tonight has become a familiar site in different variations.this great guideline for a low sodium diet tonight that opened my eyes to something I don't think I'd ever have thought of: Avoid softened water for cooking and drinking since it contains added salt. We have well water that runs through a water softener! I like drinking water and normally get a good daily amount and I've been making sure that I have kept that up for this pregnancy. I don't know how much sodium actually makes it through softened water but I don't think I'm going to take a chance. I'll stick to drinking the salt free water from the store!