In honor of American Heart Month, HealthSmart is dedicating February’s Monthly Wellness Challenge to raising awareness of the benefits to consuming less sodium.Below is a breakdown of some common terms used on food labels to classify their sodium content. Make sure to pay attention to these terms when you read your food labels.
Sodium-free: less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving
Very low-sodium: 35 milligrams or less per serving
Low-sodium: 140 milligrams or less per serving
Reduced sodium: usual sodium level is reduced by 25 percent
Unsalted, no salt added or without added salt: made without the salt that’s normally used, but still contains the sodium that’s a natural part of the food itself.