To reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke—
Know your recommended limits for daily sodium intake.
Choose to purchase healthy options and talk with your grocer or favorite restaurant about stocking lower sodium food choices.
Read the Nutrition Facts label while shopping to find the lowest sodium options of your favorite foods.
Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen fruits and vegetables without sauce.
Limit processed foods high in sodium.
When eating out, request lower sodium options.
Support initiatives that reduce sodium in foods in cafeterias and vending machines.
More at CDC – DHDSP – Salt: What You Can Do.
- World Salt Awareness Week (budgetcouponcooking.wordpress.com)
- Less Salt Please [Infographic] (urbantimes.co)
- Question: Foods seem to be so high in salt these days, and I’m aware of the dangers of hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. Can you please clarify the amount of sodium I should be consuming daily? (mattsfitnesscorner.wordpress.com)
- New online tool helps track sodium consumption (sunnewsnetwork.ca)