Buy vegetables that are fresh, frozen, or canned "with no salt added."
Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types.
Use herbs, spices, and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking and at the table.
Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt. Cut back on instant or flavored rice, pasta, and cereal mixes.
Avoid convenience foods. Eliminate or significantly cut back on frozen dinners, packaged mixes, canned soups or broths, and bottled salad dressings.
Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium.
When available, buy low-sodium, reduced-sodium, or no-salt-added versions of foods.
Choose breakfast cereals that are lower in sodium or sodium-free.
Snack on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of chips.
9 Tips to Reduce the Salt in Your Diet
Content provided by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School
Excerpted from a Harvard Special Health Report
Glossary of Hypertension TermsView All Terms
Take a Personalized Health Test
Expert Advice from Harvard Medical School
Did You Know?View Source
Hypertension Related Conditions
Health News TodayFeed
- Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease05/27/2015
- Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study05/27/2015
- Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats05/26/2015
- Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites05/20/2015
- One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors05/19/2015
- View More Hypertension News