"I don't eat much salt because I never add it to my food." Most people eat more salt than they realize. 20-9.png Most of the salt in our diet comes from packaged foods and restaurants.Compare the sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – pick the foods with the lower number.Eating fresh whole foods helps control your sodium.A ramen seasoning packet often contains more sodium than a person should eat in one day. Use only half of the package.Rinse and drain canned foods to reduce salt.Those with high blood pressure should keep their salt intake under 1,500mg per day.Try This Since salt is often hidden in packaged foods, try to avoid packaged foods with added salt for the rest of the day. Filed under: Chronic Disease PreventionGeneral Nutrition How much salt is in your everyday food? How much salt is in your everyday food? Video of How much salt is in your everyday food?