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

Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
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Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Most parents focus on the sugar content of cereals, but sodium can be a pretty big issue too, particularly since what the box calls a serving is far less than what most people pour into the bowl. One popular wheat cereal racks up 210 milligrams of sodium in each one-ounce (one-cup) portion. By comparison, an ounce of Quaker rolled oats is sodium-free. It also nets you three grams of filling, cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. Make it in the microwave and flavor with fresh or dried fruit and nuts.

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