Did you know that one teaspoon of salt has a whopping 2300mg of sodium?
If you are following a low-sodium diet for heart health, you should aim for no more than 1500mg-2000mg of dietary sodium in a day. A little shake here and there adds up, so try substituting the salt shaker with salt-free spices and herbs.
Low-salt eating does not have to be bland or boring! Safe items to try instead of adding salt to your food:
If a low-salt diet has been recommended to you, be cautious of hidden salt in the items in your pantry.
Common staple items that can be high in sodium include:
Lower sodium versions of these can commonly be found at your local grocery store.