- Any fresh fruits, like apples, oranges, or bananas.
- Any fresh vegetables, like spinach, carrots, or broccoli.
- Frozen vegetables without added butter or sauce.
- Canned vegetables that are low in sodium or have no salt added — you can rinse them off to remove some of the sodium.
- Low-sodium vegetable juice.
What happens when you start eating less salt?
Salt intake of less than 5 grams per day for adults helps to reduce blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and coronary heart attack. The principal benefit of lowering salt intake is a corresponding reduction in high blood pressure.
How can I lower my sodium levels quickly?
- Buy fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables with no salt or sauce added.
- Choose packaged foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium,” or “no salt added” when available.
- Compare the amount of sodium in different products by reading Nutrition Facts labels.
What is a low sodium diet per day?
A healthy level of sodium in the diet contains fewer than 2.3 grams (2300 milligrams, or about the amount of sodium in one teaspoon) of sodium each day. People with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart problems can benefit from a diet that is lower in sodium.