Cast Your Vote: How Do You Avoid Excess Sodium at the Grocery Store?

Some may think that they can avoid excess sodium by staying away from the salt shaker when cooking or eating. In fact, a great deal of daily sodium intake can be hidden in processed or pre-packaged foods found in the grocery store.

The recommended amount of sodium is 1500 mg per day. Foods with 140 mg or less per serving are considered “low sodium,” while foods with more than 300 mg per serving are considered “high sodium.” How does sodium affect you, you ask? Click here to learn more about how sodium affects you.

In this five-minute video, Johns Hopkins dietician Arielle Rosenberg takes you on a grocery store tour while offering tips to avoid sodium-laden foods. Which of these tips do you practice to avoid excess sodium intake?


How Do You Avoid Excess Sodium When Grocery Shopping?

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Jeff Perri January 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

I am a chef. How will I know how much salt ( sodium) when I add it into chicken soup.

What is the low sodium (salt) ratio with water ratio that are low sodium?

Thank you,
Chef Jeff Perri


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