Picture This: 1500 Milligrams of Sodium/Day

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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6 replies

  1. It isn’t easy. I recently wrote 10 surprising sources of salt and even I was surprised by the sodium count of certain foods. I do have to say my bfast (smoothie) has very little sodium. It is possible.


  2. Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that I’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.


  3. Thanks for the information – I’ve added your great tips to my next post.


  4. Thanks for sharing this infographic! My mother-in-law was just asking me how come I don’t salt my eggs in the morning. I think I’m going to share this with her!



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