One in three Americans is affected by high blood pressure or Hypertension. When the foods we eat are high in sodium, (salt) this only adds to the factors that cause high blood pressure and heart disease and other organ failures. Sodium is naturally found in many foods. It’s when we consume on overload of processed foods or add in extra sodium salts, that the scale gets tipped and the doctor gets concerned. The recommended intake per day is 1,500 milligrams, which is not even a full teaspoon. Reducing sodium in your diet is the start of reinventing your health. Here are the best foods with low sodium. Begin with knowledge so you can choose the right foods in your diet.

1. Fruits

Fresh, fresh, fresh! When you are eating fruit, you may as well eat the freshly picked version, not the freshly canned version (sodium and preservatives are added to the canned variety for shelf life). An apple, a banana or an orange are not only a yummy snack but only have 1 milligram of sodium. Peaches, pears, lemons, pineapple, watermelon, and berries have 0%. In general fresh fruits don’t contain a lot of sodium. You can consume frozen or dried fruits, but be sure to choose those that are unsweetened