The goal is to intake less than 2300 mg of sodium per day (2/3 teaspoon) from all the foods you eat. Food labels provide the sodium contents of the food you buy. The less sodium you eat, the better for your heart. Foods that qualify for "low Sodium" label have 35 to 140 mg of sodium per serving. The less sodium, the better for your heart. If you can reach 1200 to 1500 mg/day, that's fantastic.
Ways to reduce your sodium:
- avoid all processed meats (salami, bologna, ham, hot dogs, cheese),
- avoid chips, cookies, and other snack foods.
- Select canned goods and frozen foods with a "low sodium" label;
- Select fresh fruit and vegetable as much as possible.
- Cook without salt, and only sprinkle a few crystals of sea salt (iodized) or Fleur de Sel for a final ZIng.
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