Question: Where do I start to reduce sodium in my diet?
Answer: As a start, choose lower salt items. We have lists of brand name foods that have less than 35mg of sodium. If your grocery doesn’t carry many lower salt choices, ask if they can stock some additional items. Other suggestions:
- Read the nutrition label − If you don’t know how much sodium you’re consuming, you can’t take control of your low-salt diet.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables… make them the center of your meal
- Limit processed foods
- Get a good low-salt cookbook… we think ours, The Hasty Gourmet™ Low Salt Favorites, is a good one to start with
- Check out our Helpful Info section Tips to Reducing Salt and Dining Out Tips
Before going out to eat check the web for menu items, they often have the amount of sodium listed. Select the lower sodium options.