Salt & Sodium

USDA Nutrient Lists -Reports by Nutrients

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Create a list of common foods and their sodium content. The list can be sorted either alphabetically or in descending order by nutrient content.


Choosing Foods and Beverages with Less Sodium

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Most of us get more sodium than we need. Read about some common foods that are often high in sodium.


Cut Down on Sodium (PDF | 821 KB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Offers a how-to guide for reducing sodium.


Salt

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Divison for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

Find information on sodium and food sources, how to reduce sodium, and sodium reduction resources for everyone.


Top 10 Sources of Sodium

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Divison for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

More than 40% of the sodium we eat each day comes from only 10 types of food. Many people are surprised to learn which foods are on the list because the foods do not always taste salty.


Sodium (PDF | 161 KB)

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Read about sodium - what it is, where it is found, and tips for reducing sodium in your diet.


MedlinePlus: Sodium

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find the latest news, plus links to overviews, clinical trials and research related to dietary sodium. Also in Spanish.


MedlinePlus: Sodium in Diet

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read general information about sodium, including food sources and recommendations for a healthy diet. Also in Spanish.


On the Move to Better Heart Health for African Americans (PDF | 3.77 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Learn how to reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke by reducing your sodium intake. Includes healthy food choices, cooking ideas, information on shopping and reading food labels.


Choose Foods Low In Sodium (PDF | 3 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

See how you can choose and prepare foods that are lower in sodium.


Tips to Eat Less Salt and Sodium (PDF | 990 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

From the NHLBI, find tips for reducing dietary sodium and salt.