4 lower-salt grocery options

If you usually buy these common grocery store products, choose the lower-sodium option instead

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Beware salt in packaged foods

A diet that’s high in sodium has been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and other health problems. The recommended daily limit for sodium is between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams, yet Canadians consume, on average, more than double that amount. You should be careful about adding salt to your meals—just one teaspoon (5 mL) contains 2,325 milligrams of sodium. And according to Statistics Canada, even people who don’t add salt to their food still get an average of 2,900 milligrams daily. Why? It’s added to many processed and packaged foods. To help you find better options, we scoured the grocery store shelves comparing products’ nutrition labels:

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