According to the American Heart Association, the ideal limit for sodium intake is 1,500 mg per day although unfortunately the average person consumes more than twice that amount. Excess sodium intake can lead to heart disease, increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, kidney damage, cancer, and osteoporosis.
HOW TO FOLLOW A LOW SODIUM DIET
No matter who you are, moderating your sodium intake is beneficial for your health.
NO TABLE SALT
The need for table salt to flavour dishes is a common misconception, and although it is effective, there are many great alternatives that will enhance flavor. Instead of salt, season your favorite dishes with fresh herbs and dried spices. Such spices include cayenne pepper, curry powder, and freshly ground pepper.
COOK AT HOME
Sodium is a key ingredient in most processed foods, frozen meals, and fast foods making it difficult to monitor the sodium intake. Therefore, find so interesting recipes to cook every week and commit to cooking at home! Check out these recipes that are low sodium!
Making sure to check the labels of products you buy in store and reading the sodium amount and the ingredients to see if they are low sodium products. Products with ‘no salt added’ or ‘low sodium’ foods that contain less than 120 mg of sodium per serving are a great indicator of reduced salt. Check out all our low sodium products below!