It depends on how much salt you added to your food and how much sodium is in the food you eat. Food that is packaged, processed, store-bought or from restaurants can been loaded with sodium. Cured meats, canned fish, soy sauce, soup, pickles, and bread often have high levels of sodium.

Food labels provide sodium information. Be sure to calculate how many servings you plan on eating.  A can of soup with 750 milligrams of sodium per serving is a lot of sodium. If there are two servings in the can and you eat the entire can, that is a huge sodium hit.

It’s recommended that adults limit their daily sodium intake to under 2,300 mgs. If you are over 50, have high blood pressure, or are Black, the daily recommendation drops to 1,500 mgs. Click here to learn more about dietary sodium.