In 2005, the United States Dietary Guidelines recommended that we limit our sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day. On January 13, 2011, the American Heart Association told us to further reduce our sodium limit to 1,500 milligrams per day, the equivalent of 500 milligrams/meal. How realistic is this recommendation given the fact that the average American consumes 3400 milligrams per day? Let’s take it one meal at a time. Can you picture your breakfast at less than 500 milligrams per day?
It’s definitely not impossible and you don’t have to be a math whiz, but you do need to stay away from ready-made and fast foods if you’re going to make it all the way through breakfast in 500 milligrams of less.
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