Health Tip: Get Less Salt

How to cut down

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(HealthDayNews) -- If you've been advised to reduce the amount of salt in your diet, Harvard Medical School offers these tips:

  • Buy fresh, frozen or canned "no salt added" vegetables.
  • Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed.
  • Use herbs, spices and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking, and at the table.
  • Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium.
  • Cut back on frozen dinners, packaged mixes, canned soups, and salad dressings.
  • Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt.

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