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6 Ways to Use Less Salt

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

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Keep Track of Salt Usage

Use a measuring spoon when adding salt to a recipe. Start with 1/8 teaspoon and add more if you find you need it after tasting. Consider switching to kosher salt—it has less sodium per teaspoon than regular salt.

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