Information about low-salt foods is available on numerous health websites, including WebMD.com and HealthLine.com. Several medical institutions, such as U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and University of California San Francisco Medical Center, also provide information about low-sodium diets.
Consumption of low-salt foods has been shown to reduce the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases, states Healthline. The University of California San Francisco Medical Center suggests consuming less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily. Foods that have high sodium content include processed foods, anchovies, chips, bottled dressings and most cheeses. The National Institutes of Health also recommends avoiding foods with monosodium glutamate.