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Salt and Sodium

Learn more about salt and sodium in your diet and how it affects your health. Find resources and tips for reducing the amount in your diet while keeping the flavor.

USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory

View common foods and their sodium content using these five databases.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Learn how to select and prepare foods with less salt and sodium.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. Read about how parents and caregivers can help.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, 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.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

HHS, National Institutes of Health, 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.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), find tips for reducing dietary sodium and salt.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine

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

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine

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