Ultimate Sodium Guide: Eat Less Salt!

The tenth Healthy Habits challenge: Eat less salt. Our simple guide to cutting back on America's favorite seasoning.

Top Lower-Sodium Foods

Trying to cut back on salt but fond of convenience foods? These delicious packaged items manage to dramatically slash sodium without sacrificing flavor. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

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Del Monte No Salt Added Petite Diced Canned Tomatoes
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Del Monte No Salt Added Petite Diced Canned Tomatoes

It seems like a no-brainer to use salt-free items (tomatoes, butter, vegetables) in recipes and then add salt to taste. We’re particularly fond of these petite diced tomatoes from Del Monte which taste remarkably fresh for a canned product. The small size makes them perfect for bruschetta and salsa, but they’re also a good addition to soups, casseroles, and chilies. Sodium adds up to 50 milligrams of per half cup instead of the usual 280 mg found in regular varieties.

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