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10 Effective Ways to Cut Back on Salt

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It might surprise you to hear that the human body needs salt to maintain normal fluid levels (and electrolytes, fit muscle function, and ideal acidity or pH blood levels. However, because we need sodium to thrive, natural fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains already contain the adequate amount of salt we need. Add to that the extra sodium we consume in the packaged and fast foods that we’re tempted to eat, and suddenly we’re taking in far more sodium than our bodies actually need—and too much excessive salt can lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, and numerous other health woes.

Here are ten effective ways to cut back on salt as a family…

1. Read Product Labels

Make it a habit to actually read and understand the labels of the products going into your shopping cart. Consider things like how much sodium is on one serving and opt for lower sodium options.

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