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Eat Less Sodium: Quick Tips

These tips can help you cut back on the sodium (salt) in your diet.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low Sodium Foods: Shopping List

Next time you go grocery shopping, take this list to help you choose low sodium foods.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lowering Salt in Your Diet

Learn the health effects of consuming too much salt, the recommended amount of sodium for adults, and what you can do to limit your intake.

Review Date: January 09, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise eating less salt and sodium, as research has shown that people consuming diets of 1,500 mg of sodium had blood pressure lowering benefits. This document offers helpful tips for shopping and planning meals.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Americans Consume Too Much Sodium (Salt)

Learn how much salt you need per day and what you can do to limit the amount of salt you eat.

Review Date: May 18, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low-Sodium Recipes

Try these recipes offered by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program. You won't miss the salt when you taste these dishes.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Heart Association

Shaking the Salt Habit

Learn how you can reduce the amount of sodium you consume to help lower your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Review Date: April 15, 2011

American Heart Association

Sodium and Potassium- (PDF)

A diet rich in potassium helps to counterbalance some of sodium’s harmful effects on blood pressure. Learn more about it.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Test Your Sodium Smarts- (PDF)

High–sodium diets are linked to increased blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Test your sodium smarts by answering these 10 questions about which food products are higher in sodium.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

The DASH Diet: Healthy Eating to Control Your Blood Pressure

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a balanced eating plan that your family doctor might recommend to help you lower your blood pressure.

Review Date: May 29, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Tips for Reducing Sodium in Your Diet

Reducing sodium (salt) in your diet can help lower your blood pressure. Read these tips.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center