6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium

Tips for reducing salt in your diet.

By EatingWell Editors

6 tips for reducing salt in your diet.

1. Use fresh ingredients over processed whenever you can.

You’ll save umpteen milligrams of sodium by making your own sauces and soups, and simmering dried beans until soft (rather than opening a can). Yes, it’s a time commitment, but if you’re serious about salt reduction it’s time well spent. Make these staples more convenient by cooking them in big batches, and freezing in single-serving portions for later use.

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