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Tips on How to Prepare Lower Salt Meals

 Add less salt at the table and in cooking. Reduce the amount a little each day until none is used. Try spices and herbs instead
 Cook with low-salt ingredients. Remove salt from recipes whenever possible. Rice, pasta, and hot cereals can be cooked with little or no salt
 Use fewer sauces, mixes, and "instant" products this includes flavored rices, pasta, and cereal, which usually have salt added
 Rinse salt from canned foods
 Limit smoked, cured, or processed beef, pork, or poultry

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