—Focus on eating and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, minimally prepared whole grains and lean meats at home.
—Most of your salt in restaurants is going to come from sauces or dressings. Ask that they be served on the side.
—Reduce sodium by reducing portion size. You can still eat some of the salty foods you like but cut the portion in half and add some fresh fruits and vegetables.
—Read nutrition labels and find the sodium level to gauge how much you are eating.