Did you know that most of the salt (sodium) we eat comes from processed foods, like baked goods, crackers and canned products? One way to reduce the salt in your diet is by eating more fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Also, read product labels for sodium content. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010), healthy adults should consume less than 2300 milligrams of sodium per day (about 1 teaspoon of salt). Certain populations (older adults; African-Americans; those with high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease) should limit themselves to about 1500 milligrams per day.
Source: Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010)