• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Flavorful Ways to Reduce Salt in Your Diet

March 15, 2016

a salt shaker on a table with a quesadillas in the background

Americans consume too much salt, and that increases the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency says, most of the salt in the American diet comes from processed foods and restaurant dishes, but even home-cooked meals can be too salty.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with a wellness executive chef from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program about ways to add flavor without reaching for the salt shaker.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:09) is available in the downloads.  

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