August 25, 2005-- Posted at 2:40 PM CDT
(HealthDayNews) -- If you've been advised to reduce the amount of salt in your diet, Harvard Medical School offers these tips:
- Buy fresh, frozen or canned "no salt added" vegetables.
- Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed.
- Use herbs, spices and salt-free seasoning blends in cooking, and at the table.
- Rinse canned foods, such as tuna, to remove some sodium.
- Cut back on frozen dinners, packaged mixes, canned soups, and salad dressings.
- Cook rice, pasta, and hot cereals without salt.