Time to scale back on salt?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Too much salt in your diet contributes to high blood pressure. Keeping the saltshaker out of sight can help. It also pays to follow these tips: 1. Eat fresh foods rather than the canned or processed variety. 2. Choose a low-sodium variety of soups and other prepared foods. 3. Try reduced-sodium versions of condiments, such as ketchup and soy sauce. 4. Use herbs and spices to flavor your food.

April 14, 2015 See more In-depth