Your Day in Sodium
Time to whip up a Chinese-style stir-fry with boneless, skinless chicken breast and plenty of vegetables.
Your sodium: 1,500 mg
Lighten it: You probably already know that Asian food is sodium-heavy. That’s because the salt is in the sauce: Asian condiments like soy sauce and hoisin are the culprits. First, switch to reduced-sodium soy sauce; then cut the amount of soy sauce you need by using low-sodium chicken broth for flavor and added sauciness. Also bump up the flavor with plenty of fresh ginger, garlic and scallions. Total savings: 1,000 mg or more.
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