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

Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts
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Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts

Roasted, salted nuts are one of those all American snacks. So it seems crazy to fool with a winning snack. Yet Planters new line of 50 percent less sodium nuts boldly takes on the task and delivers a strong contender with just 50 milligrams per serving. The salt is visible and the nuts are perfectly roasted, but the salty flavor is mild. For some, it will be an easy switch. Salt hounds may want to mix lightly salted nuts and regular nuts to gradually wean themselves away from saltier versions. Look for more low-sodium options from Planters soon. They recently announced a reduction of sodium by an average of ten percent across its entire plant-based product portfolio by 2012.

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