Most of us get more sodium than we need. Read about some common foods that are often high in sodium.
Salt and Sodium
Offers a how-to guide for reducing sodium.
See how you can choose and prepare foods that are lower in sodium.
Find the latest news, plus links to overviews, clinical trials and research related to dietary sodium. Also in Spanish.
Read general information about sodium, including food sources and recommendations for a healthy diet. Also in Spanish.
About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. Read about how parents and caregivers can help.
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.
Find information on sodium and food sources, how to reduce sodium, and sodium reduction resources for everyone.
Read about sodium - what it is, where it is found, and tips for reducing sodium in your diet.
From the NHLBI, find tips for reducing dietary sodium and salt.
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.
Use the Nutrition Facts label to make informed decisions about sodium.