The federal 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams per day.
Your body needs a small amount of sodium to function, but too much can have negative impacts on your health.
If you’re looking to reduce the amount of sodium you eat, try:
- Cooking at home so you can control how much salt is added to your meals
- Rinsing canned vegetables such as beans before using them in a dish
- Experimenting with black pepper, red chili flakes, garlic, onions, thyme, rosemary, sage, cumin, garam masala, vinegar, and lemon juice to add flavor to your food