Hey, everybody. I'm chef Mareya, the Fit Foody. Today, I'm going to share with you what your average sodium intake should be every day. Now just like you look at fat, calories, protein, carbohydrates, looking at sugar and sodium in particular is really important to maintain heart health. Now according to the American Heart Association, you should try and limit your intake of sodium to 2300 milligrams or less every day. So what does that translate to? That's about a teaspoon and a half of salt. That's not a whole lot of salt. And when you think about it, it shows up in so many different things. It shows up in prepared sauces, in deli meats, in juices, believe it or not, sodas, in salad dressings, in broths, and in can items like beans. So important to check your nutrition label and look to see what the milligrams of sodium are per serving. I always recommend if you can ever find a low sodium version to any of these foods, that you try and do that. With certain items like beans, if you can't find the low sodium, just make sure that you rinse them off because just by rinsing you'll be able to get a lot of the salt off. Now another way to cut down on your sodium is to use a low salt alternative. This brand is called Lo Salt and it's 60 percent less sodium than regular table salt. So it's another way to keep the flavor without adding all that sodium to your food. Also just cook with a variety of different herbs and spices that don't contain salt in them. You can still get all the flavor without the harsh aftermath of the salt. Because you know, controlling your sodium is critical to heart health. So hope that guideline of 2300 milligrams or less helps you in making the right choices and eating cleaning every day. I'm chef Mareya, the Fit Foody. Got lots of great healthy videos for you, so don't go away.