Sodium

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

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