We have more or less thrown away the salt shaker. When the doctors tell you to watch your sodium intake for a health issue, you may want to listen. You may find it hard to limit your intake as 25 percent comes from your salt shaker while 75% comes from processed foods.
How much sodium to we need?
Limit to 1500 mg sodium per day if:
- Over 50 years old
- African american
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Disease
Less than 2300 mg per day:
- Most people 2 years and older
Read the food labels for sodium content. Choose single food items that have 140 mg of sodium or less. Plan meals with less than 500 mg of sodium.
Keep your fork