- Sodium is found in salt.
- It's the sodium in salt that can be harmful to our health.
- All types of salt are high in sodium.
- Kosher salt, sea salt, gourmet salt and smoked salt all have about the same amount of sodium as table salt. They are not the healthier choices.
- Over seventy-five per cent of sodium we eat comes from processed foods such as cheese, pizza, deli meats, sauces and soups.
- Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals are often high in sodium.
- Breads, breakfast cereals and bakery products also contain sodium even though they may not taste salty.
- Small amounts of sodium occur naturally in healthy foods such as milk, vegetables, fresh meat and fish.
- Sodium helps to balance fluids and electrolytes in our bodies.
Low in Sodium is 140 mg or less of sodium per serving
Shrink Your Sodium Consumption
- We all need some sodium, but most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount of sodium we need.
- Healthy adults need only 1500 mg of sodium per day.
- Healthy children need only between 1000 and 1500 mg of sodium per day.
- Eating less sodium can help you and your family stay healthy and feel your best.
Reduced Sodium is 25% less sodium than the original food product.