Too much salt in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid and raise your blood pressure and impact your heart health. Limit your total salt intake in your food to no more than 1500 mg per day. Your health care provider may recommend the D.A.S.H. (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan help monitor your diet. The DASH eating plan includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and low in fat, cholesterol, and salt (sodium).
If you are interested in more information about the DASH diet, including recipe suggestions, click here. Although the low sodium DASH diet was created to lower sodium intake in patients with high blood pressure, it is just as effective at reducing sodium intake in patients with heart failure.