Subbing healthier options for salty favorites cuts back on sodium and can help your heart and blood vessels. Values are based on USDA and manufacturer websites.
- Say “no” to croissants and “yes” to thin-sliced wheat bread.
Sodium Savings: 324 mg per piece
Stock up on frozen veggies, not canned ones.
Sodium Savings: 342 mg per cup green beans
Skip chicken labeled “enhanced with chicken broth” and purchase hens with no added salt and water.
Sodium Savings: 180 mg per 4-ounce serving
- Grate Swiss cheese over salads and pizza in favor
Sodium Savings: 377 mg per ounce
- Buy reduced-sodium deli meats.
Sodium Savings: 300 mg per 4-ounce serving of oven-roasted turkey
- Check labels on breakfast cereal, soda,
and ice cream for hidden sodium. (Versions of the same product can vary.)
Sodium Savings: 214 mg per cup of Mini-Wheats versus Wheaties