How to Read Sodium Content on Nutrition Labels

Millions of newly-diagnosed U.S. patients experienced their doctor or specialist speak with vigor about the evils of sodium upon learning of their hypertension–or high blood pressure. But did you know 9 out of 10 Americans eat more salt than what’s recommended? One important step anyone can take to cut back on how much you consume is to learn what the labels on food packaging actually mean. It can be confusing. Use this cheat sheet as your guide. At first you might even want to print it out and take it with you to the grocery store!

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