Reduce Sodium Intake | Cut 1,000+ Mg From Your Daily Diet

(It's a lot easier than you might think.)

Most of us should be eating no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. Americans average, however, about 3,500 mg daily. Get quick and easy tips to reduce sodium intake. Enjoy a healthier (and still delicious) life.

1,000 mg of Sodium From Your Diet. That's a mega amount.

The mega amounts of salt (sodium chloride) we eat is an absolute disaster for our bodies. And it’s really no surprise. The human body simply wasn’t designed to take in so much salt.

The result of our high sodium consumption are shockingly high rates in our country of hypertension (nearly 90% of Americans develop this silent killer), as well as strokes, heart attacks, renal failure, senility, erectile dysfunction, stomach cancer, kidney stones, and osteoporosis (brittle bones).

The good news is that food producers and restaurants are starting to lower the crazy amounts of sodium in their food, but they’ve got a long way to go.  So it’s vital that we as consumers make every effort we can, like reading food labels on the products we buy at the market and, whenever possible, researching nutrition information pdfs that many restaurant chains now post on their website. They’re real eye-openers.

We’ll help you get started. Below are some easy switches that can help shave 1,000+ mg of sodium off your daily diet in no time.

Use the arrows below to discover 9 simple substitutions to reduce sodium intake.

Instead of…

Corn Flakes
210 mg of sodium (1 cup)


2 mg of sodium (1 cup cooked)

Instead of…

Beef Jerky
832 mg of sodium (2 pieces)


3 mg of sodium (1 cup)

Instead of…

Aunt Annie’s Original Soft Pretzel
990 mg of sodium


Baked Potato
24 mg of sodium

Instead of…

McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
1250 mg of sodium


Corn on the Cob
12 mg of sodium (2 ears)

Instead of…

Cottage Cheese
880 mg of sodium (1 cup)


Nonfat Yogurt with Fresh Strawberries
75 mg of sodium (1 cup yogurt + ½ cup berries)

Instead of…

Newman’s Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette
700 mg of sodium (2 ounces)


Balsamic Vinegar
16 mg of sodium (2 ounces)

Instead of…

Pepperidge Farm Whole-Wheat Bread
230 mg of sodium (2 slices)


Ezekiel Low-Sodium Whole-Wheat Bread
0 mg of sodium (2 slices)

Instead of…

Hillshire Farm Turkey Breast
600 mg of sodium (2 ounces)


Boar’s Head No-Salt-Added, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
55 mg of sodium (2 ounces)

Instead of…

The Cheescake Factory’s Garlic Noodles With Chicken
2350 mg of sodium


Pasta With Silver Palate’s Low-Sodium Marinara Sauce
115 mg of sodium

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