The newest Dietary Guidelines recommend limiting to 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day for individuals age 51 and older, African Americans and anyone with a history of hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. That’s about half the population!
With the grilling season upon us, here are some easy ways to trim sodium from your favorite summer foods.
-Make homemade salad dressings, marinades and rubs using fresh herbs, salt-free seasoning blends, spices, olive oil and flavored vinegars.
-Fill at least half your plate with naturally low-sodium fresh fruits and vegetables. Try grilling fresh produce for unbeatable flavor.
-Grill lean meats, fish and poultry more often than processed sausages and hot dogs.
-Top burgers with reduced-sodium versions of cheeses and condiments.
-Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over grilled fish or tossed salads just before serving. The acidity in citrus enhances salty taste, without the sodium.
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