Many foods and drinks have too much salt (sodium) in them, which obviously affects your diet. And the problem isn’t your salt shaker. More than three-quarters of the sodium in the typical American diet comes from salt/sodium added by food and drink manufacturers. Naturally occurring sodium accounts for only 12%. You should get no more than 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day (about 2/3 of a teaspoon) if you are aged 51 or older, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, or are African-American. That’s half of the population. We each have our own favorite salty foods and these are the 10 most tempting salty foods. But, to solve the problem, there are some alternatives that will still satisfy you and leave you pleased with your food, especially if homemade.