The Facts about Salt
- Take note of the amount of sodium in your favorite foods, and try to cut the ones with excessive amounts.
- Read labels at the grocery store; most products offer a low-sodium version so make the right choice.
- When eating at a restaurant, ask the chef to put in less salt. Most establishments will accommodate your request.
- If a recipe requires salt, add it towards the end. If you put it in early, the salt flavor will be muted, requiring you to add more salt overall.
- Use herbs and spices instead of salt to add flavor while keeping salt content down.
- Go light on the condiments. While they may be tasty, condiments contain large amounts of sodium.