Low Sodium (Salt) Diets

Salt Shaker

We eat too much salt. Simple but true. As a culture today, the developed world consumes a tremendous amount of sodium. It’s not just in the U.S., but the United Kingdom has had a campaign for about three years to convince people to reduce the amount of salt they consume. Most Asian diets are high in sodium as well, with almost every sauce, from soy sauce to fish sauce to hoisin, having added salt.

As a population it’s a major issue for policy makers to get folks to cut back from over 10,400 milligrams (mg) (that’s 10.4 grams) of sodium per day (about 4 1/2 teaspoons of salt) for men (7.3 grams, or ~1 tablespoon, for women) to the more reasonable 2400 mg. Tough to do, because there’s so much salt in the processed foods that Americans eat. A report by the Council on Science and Public Health estimates that such a lowering of salt intake might save 150,000 lives each year.

That’s a lot of your friends, family and co-workers.

Three Easy Steps to a Low Sodium Diet »

Low Sodium Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Blueberry Muffins

Muffins, pancakes, smoothies and more. Start your day right! Low Sodium (salt) Breakfast Recipes »

Soup Recipes

Chicken Noodle Soup

Familiar favorites like Chicken Noodle Soup to new tastes like Roasted Eggplant Soup. See all Low Sodium Soup Recipes

Salad Recipes

Greek Salad

Delicious composed salads, side salads and salad dressings. See all Low Sodium Salad Recipes

Sides & Extras Recipes

Stuffed Potato

Vegetable side dishes, starches such as rice and potatoes and more. See all Low Sodium Side Dish Recipes

Fish Recipes

the ingredients for a healthy fish soup

Delicious halibut, tuna, grouper, whitefish and more. See all Low Sodium Fish Recipes

Shellfish Recipes


Easy, healthy shrimp, scallops, crab, mussels and more. See all Low Sodium Shellfish Recipes

Beef / Lamb Recipes

Meatball Hoagie

Savor the flavors of beef and lamb with easy, satisfying Low Sodium Beef and Lamb Recipes

Pork Recipes

Pork Tenderloin

Enjoy healthy, delicious pork with easy, satisfying Low Sodium Pork Recipes

Chicken and Turkey Recipes

Chicken Marsala

Quick favorites and easy classics for those on Coumadin (warfarin). See all Low Sodium Poultry Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes

Pasta Alfredo

Quick and easy tomato sauce, pastas and risotto dishes make meatless delicious. See all Low Sodium Vegetarian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Key Lime Pie

Classic desserts such as Creme Brulee along with Whipped Cream and more. See all Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Dessert Recipes


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