Sodium is widely present in processed foods, and seasoning food with salt at the table is a very popular practice. Yet dietary intake of sodium is thought to contribute to a range of health problems, and many have been advised by their physicians to adopt a low-sodium diet.
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According to the FDA, a low-sodium food contains 140 mg or less of sodium. Low-sodium diets contain fewer sodium containing foods than the typical diet. Most low-sodium diets limit sodium intake from 500 mg to 1500 mg daily. Individuals watching their sodium intake should also monitor their intake of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol - always check the Nutrition Facts panel on products you purchase.