Have you heard of the Salty Six? Most of the sodium we eat comes from packaged, processed, store-bought, and restaurant foods. Here are the salty six that can add high levels of sodium to your diet: breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meat, pizza, poultry, soup, and sandwiches.
PUT DOWN THAT SALT SHAKER. NOW. Want to look thinner in 3 weeks? Detox yourself of salt. Start checking the sodium levels on the ketchup, relish, mustard, pickles, mayonnaise, salad dressing, canned soups, boxed stuffing mixes, etc in your house. Reducing your sodium intake to 1500 mg a day or less will make you less bloated. Easy low-sodium substitutes for cooking. http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/982429/easy-low-sodium-substitutes-for-cooking
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recommends that healthy adults limit their sodium intake to 2,300 mg a day—the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of salt. Too much salt in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, which increases your risk of heart disease. For our heart patients, however, we like to set an even lower intake of less than 2,000 mg of sodium a day. Here are some tips for cutting the sodium from your diet and making smart food choices for a healthy heart and lifestyle.