Most Americans eat 4,000 to 6,000mg of sodium a day. That's two to three times more than they should. Here's how to get the flavor benefits of salt without going overboard.
By Regina Ragone
Only a quarter of your sodium intake comes from the salt you add to food; the rest is from packaged products (sauces, soups, canned foods, and baked goods). This means the first step in creating a healthy recipe should be to start with whole, unprocessed foods. Use fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, meat, and beans whenever possible.