• Most people should eat no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day, and yet most Americans consume 3,466 mg daily.
• Eighty percent
of the salt we eat is already in food when we buy it from stores and restaurants.
Salty foods don't always taste salty; you have to read the label to find out how much sodium a product contains.
Processed foods marketed as "healthy" may have a lot of sodium, or even more sodium than the traditional label. Instead, look for "Low Sodium" or "No Salt Added" versions.
I pledge to compare nutrition facts labels and choose lower-sodium items