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.

NO TABLE SALT

Instead, season your favorite dishes with fresh herbs and dried spices to add flavor.

COOK AT HOME

Most sodium is added into processed foods, frozen meals, and fast foods, so pick a few favorite recipes each week and commit to cooking at home!

READ LABELS

Look for foods with ‘no salt added’ or ‘low sodium’ foods that contain less than 120 mg of sodium per serving.