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How much sodium should I eat at each meal?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
A good rule of thumb is not to ingest more than 500 mg of sodium per meal. About 75% of the sodium we eat daily comes from processed foods, so pay attention to the serving size and the number of servings in the package listed on the “Nutrition Facts” label, as well as the sodium content.

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