Slash Salt, Kick Up Flavor
Tthe newly revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines decrease the recommended upper limit for sodium intake from 2300 milligrams to 1500. The average American eats 3000 milligrams of salt per day -- which is well over the limit and puts us at risk for high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease and a host of other health problems. Surprisingly, only 11 percent of this sodium comes from the salt shaker; 80 percent comes from processed and restaurant food. Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice flavor when you're cutting salt.
10 easy ways to cut the salt & keep the flavor
Kick the cans
Sub your dressing
Easy on the cheesy
Check soup labels
Ditch the drive-thru
Go natural at the deli
Be cautious of rice
More ways to reduce your salt intake
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