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Day 2: Eat Less Sodium

By Lisa D'Agrosa, January 22, 2014 - 10:54am

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Day 2: Eat Less Sodium

Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups.

Recipe to Try: Salmon with Toasted Israeli Couscous

Related Video: Easy Ways to Limit Sodium in Your Diet


TAGS: Lisa D'Agrosa, Health Blog, Clean-Eating Challenge, Good choices, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

Lisa D'Agrosa
Lisa D'Agrosa is EatingWell's associate nutrition editor. She earned her master's degree in nutrition communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and attended the dietetic internship program at Massachusetts General Hospital to become a registered dietitian.

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