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. Make your own soups and stews, or choose the low-sodium variety. 3. Try reduced-sodium condiments, such as ketchup and soy sauce. 4. Use herbs and spices to flavor your food.

May. 25, 2012 See more In-depth