Heart-Healthy Tip #6: Wash Away Sodium

By: Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.  |  Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wash Away Sodium: Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed foods, but sometimes using convenience items, like canned beans and tuna, can make it easier to eat more healthfully. The good news: rinsing those canned foods will remove much of their sodium. More Ways to Cut Sodium: Low-Sodium Dinner Recipes 6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium The #1 Food You Should Cut Back On—and 3 Ways to Do It Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.