Sodium is a mineral that is found in table salt and many other foods. While the body needs some sodium to function, too much may lead to high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.
Sodium content of common foods
The facts on sodium with tips for making healthier choices at home, in the grocery store and when eating out.
Information on how to lower your sodium intake, understand the sodium basics, as well as an interactive tool to learn how much sodium is in the foods that you eat.