Healthy ways to add flavor

Discover how to prepare healthier meals and tricks to cut back on your salt intake.

Figure out lable lingo

Use this key to decipher what the packaged food lables are really saying about the amount of salt and sugar in the food.

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Sodium-free: less than 5mg per serving

Very low sodium: 35mg or less per serving

Low sodium: 140mg or less per serving

Reduced or less sodium: At least 25 percent less sodium than the regular version of the food

Light in sodium: At least 50 percent less sodium than the regular version of the food

Unsalted: No salt added during processing

No salt added: No salt added during processing

Sugar-free: Less than .5g per serving

Reduced or less sugar: At least 25 percent less than the regular version of the food

No added sugars: No sugar or sugar-containing ingredient added during processing