Action Steps to Reduce Sodium in your Diet 1 of 3

This is the first of a three series action step to reduce sodium (salt) in your diet. In order to do that you need to be able to use the Nutrition Facts Label as your tool to reduce your consumption of sodium. The Nutrition Facts Label on food and beverage packages shows the amount in milligrams (mg) and the Percent Daily Value (%DV) of sodium in one serving of the food.  Remember, the Daily Value for sodium is less than 2,400 mg per day.  When comparing foods, choose foods with a lower %DV of sodium. The goal is to get less than 100% of the Daily Value for sodium each day.  Helpful thing to remember: 5% DV or less of sodium per serving is low and 20% DV or more of sodium per serving is high.  The %DV is located on the right side of the nutrition label. Always check with your physician.

Look for sources of sodium on the ingredient list on a food package. Some examples of ingredients that contain sodium are: saline, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium chloride (salt), sodium nitrite, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).  Below is a Nutrition Facts label as a guide.

Tips: Ingredients are listed in descending order by weight – the closer an ingredient is to the beginning of the list, the more of that ingredient is in the food.

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