Ask The Expert
December 03, 2010
A low-sodium diet generally means you should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That's why it is important to read the sodium content on the Nutrition Facts panel on product labels.
When shopping, choose less processed foods. They tend to have a lot of sodium. Be especially careful about:
Instead, eat mostly fresh foods, such as:
Season with herbs and spices rather than salt. And limit your use of:
For more specific advice, consider talking to a registered dietitian.