More Herbs, Less Salt Day

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts.

Late August is the appropriate time to celebrate this day because the harvest of garden herbs is at its peak.

Salt

Most of the sodium we consume comes from processed foods. The rest comes from the salt added at the table and salt added while cooking. Limit the amount of sodium that you consume a day to about 1 teaspoon of salt.

Ways to Consume Less Salt/Sodium

Read food labels. Choose foods that have the lowest Percent Daily Value for sodium. Look for labels such as “reduced sodium,”sodium free,” and “no salt added.”

Choose fruits and vegetables as snacks instead of chips and crackers which can be high in sodium.

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