Just because you don't reach for the salt shaker doesn't mean you aren't consuming too much sodium. In fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), most of us are eating much more sodium than we need. Did you know that more than 75% of the sodium we eat comes from packaged and restaurant foods? It's hard to track something that's added to our food before we even buy it, so the AHA has set out some helpful tips.
When you go grocery shopping:
When you prepare food:
When you eat at a restaurant:
In December 2015, the AHA launched a campaign encouraging people to kick their salt habit in just 21 days. It's never too late to get started. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist and prepare to transform your taste buds, learn to enjoy foods with more moderate levels of sodium and feel less bloated. What's not to love? We're all counting on you.