Real Life, Good Food

Easy ways to reduce sodium


Keep an eye on the sodium level of your favorite foods by following these tips


It’s no secret many of us have a taste for salt, but most of us are getting more sodium than we need. While some salt can bring out the flavor in your favorite foods, too much can play a role in high blood pressure. 

  • Everyone, including kids, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about 1 teaspoon of salt).
  • Adults age 51 and older, and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease should further reduce their sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day. 

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