By Jaclyn Kreifels

In today’s fast paced society, it’s easy to indulge in high sodium foods. However, there are easy ways to reduce our sodium intake. First, always read the label. Begin with the “Serving Size” most containers have more than one serving. If the serving size is two, and you plan to consume the entire product, you must double the milligrams of sodium listed (and calories too of course).

For example, a prepackaged lunch indicates two servings per container, and the sodium listed is 720mg. Therefore, when consuming the entire package, you actually consume 1440mg of sodium.

The average person should try and limit sodium to 2300mg per day. Other ways to watch our sodium consumption is to purchase reduced sodium or salt free items in the grocery store, omit salt from recipes and always try your food before salting it.