Content Map Terms


Everyone needs some sodium in their diet, but many of us eat too much of it. Eating too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. Learn more about sodium in this section.

Understanding Sodium

Sodium is found in many of the foods we eat and can be especially high in processed and prepared food. Get the facts about sodium:

Lowering Sodium Intake

It takes more than avoiding the salt shaker to lower your sodium intake. Most of the sodium in our diets comes from highly processed foods such as bakery products, frozen entrees, and processed meats. Learn about changes you can make to lower the amount of sodium in your diet.

Last Updated: June 2021