How To Reduce Sodium Intake Quickly and Easily

(And Hardly Notice You’ve Done It)

Most of us should be eating no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. We average, however, 3,500 to 5,000 mg daily.

How To Reduce Sodium Intake

Below are some easy switches that will show you how to reduce sodium intake.  They can help shave 1,000+ mg of sodium off your daily diet in no time.

Instead of…


Corn Flakes
290 mg of sodium (1 cup)
2 mg of sodium (1 cup cooked)
Beef Jerky
886 mg of sodium (2 pieces)
2 mg of sodium (1 cup)
Aunt Annie’s Soft Pretzel
1060 mg of sodium
Baked Potato
17 mg of sodium
McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich
1440 mg of sodium
Corn on the Cob
6 mg of sodium (2 ears)
Cottage Cheese
918 mg of sodium (1 cup)
Nonfat Yogurt with Fresh Strawberries
120 mg of sodium (1 cup yogurt + ½ cup berries)
Newman’s Own Low-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette
950 mg of sodium (2 ounces)
Balsamic Vinegar
2 mg of sodium (2 ounces)
Pepperidge Farm Whole-Wheat Bread
230 mg of sodium (2 slices)
Ezekiel Low-Sodium Whole-Wheat Bread
0 mg of sodium (2 slices)
Louis Rich Smoked Turkey Breast
721 mg of sodium (1 serving)
Fresh Turkey Breast, Roasted
63 mg of sodium (1 serving)
Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy Entree
3830 mg of sodium
Pasta With Fresh Pritikin Marinara Sauce
25 mg of sodium

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