Easy Ways to Reduce Salt in Your Diet from Jean West-Zawacki, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Manager at Grand View Hospital
Everyone’s diet needs some salt – the most commonly-used form of sodium. Consuming too much salt, however, contributes to your risk of high blood pressure, a risk factor for many serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most adults should consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium (about one teaspoon of salt) per day.
However, limit your consumption to 1,500 mg per day if you:
It’s also important for most Americans to meet the daily potassium recommendation of 4,700 mg per day. Potassium helps counteract the harmful effects of salt.
So, how you can reduce salt in your diet? Jean West-Zawacki, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Grand View Hospital has some easy ways.
Jean’s Tips: Easy Ways to Reduce Salt in Your Diet
Learn about more ways to reduce salt in your diet from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
To schedule a nutrition counseling appointment at Grand View, call Jean at 215-453-4194.