A little salt goes a long way — but a lot of sodium can be bad for your health, especially if you have high blood pressure or other chronic conditions. Get some surprising facts about salt and how you can avoid getting too much.
Food Label Claims Can’t keep up with the jargon? Here’s a cheat sheet: Sodium-free: Less than 5 mg of sodium per serving Very low-sodium: 35 mg or less per serving Low-sodium: Less than 140 mg per serving Reduced sodium: Sodium level reduced by 25% Unsalted, no salt added, or without added salt: Made without the salt that’s normally used, but still contains the sodium that’s a natural part of the food itself. I need to get my sodium a bit lower.