(HealthDay News) -- Like many people, you may be trying to cut back on the amount of salt in your diet. The problem is, lots of packaged foods are loaded with salt.
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The U.S. National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says there are several steps you can take:
- In general, using fresh foods without adding salt is the way to go.
- If you do use canned or frozen vegetables or other "convenience" foods, make sure they are labeled "no salt added."
- Be sure to check the sodium content listed on different brands.
- Rinsing canned foods, like tuna, often reduces sodium content.
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