Buy fresh or frozen vegetables. If you purchase canned vegetables, buy those labeled:
At the very least, rinse off your canned vegetables with water before cooking them.
Experiment with different herbs, spices, and other flavors to replace salt as a seasoning.
Garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, ground black pepper, dried basil, salt free seasonings such as those from Mrs. Dash, etc.
Limit your intake of processed meats such as ham, bologna, corned beef, bacon, hot dogs, sausage, and pepperoni.
Americans get 77% of their sodium from processed foods and restaurant foods.
One fajita chicken quesadilla has more than two times the amount of sodium recommended for one day. If you already have high blood pressure, or are over the age of 40, it has more than three times the recommended sodium limit!
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