Follow these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to cut the salt in your diet:
- Fill up on fresh fruits and vegetables and skip the processed foods.
- Cook at home more often to have control of how much salt is added to your food. Remember to rinse canned vegetables to reduce the amount of salt.
- Use salt-free seasonings such as herbs, spices, garlic, vinegar, black pepper or lemon juice.
- Always read food labels and buy “low sodium,” “reduced sodium” or “no salt added” products.