Low-salt diet

Low-sodium diet; Salt restriction

Low sodium diet

If you have high blood pressure or heart, liver, or kidney problems, your health care provider may suggest you lower your sodium intake. Look for these words on labels low-sodium, sodium-free, no salt added, or unsalted. Check all labels to see how many milligrams of sodium there are per serving. Be sure to note how many servings there are in the package. Also, avoid foods that list salt near the top of the list of ingredients. Try to choose foods that have 140 milligrams or less of sodium per serving. A common daily sodium intake goal is 1,500 mg per day. Ask your provider what is best for you.

Salt and Your Diet

Limiting Salt in Your Diet