5 Surprising Sources of Sodium
As you work to lower high blood pressure, it's important to limit the sodium in your diet. Current recommendations say to limit your sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day or about 1 teaspoon of salt. For middle-aged adults or older, African Americans, and people with hypertension, the FDA suggests no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day.
1. Salad Dressing
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Sodium in prepared salad dressing may range from 300 to 600 mg per serving. Consdier making a healthy mix of your own dressing using olive oil, vinegar, and your choice of spices to reduce sodium intake.