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How can I cut down my consumption of salt?

Here are some ways to reduce salt in your diet:
  • Experiment with different fresh and dried herbs to see what tastes you like.
  • Replace salt with pepper, lemon and lime.
  • Cut back on processed and packaged foods, which can contain substantial amounts of sodium.
  • Read package labels to learn the sodium content.
  • If buying canned vegetables, look for those with no-salt added.
Once you've cut down on sodium, you'll be surprised at how quickly your taste adjusts to the change.

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