High blood pressure contributes to heart disease, and lowering sodium (salt) intake can help improve blood pressure. Read the Nutrition Facts found on food labels to see how much sodium is in just one serving of food or drinks. When blood pressure is in the normal range, 2300 milligrams (mg) of sodium is acceptable according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Ideally, the AHA states that individuals should limit their daily sodium intake to 1500 mg per day, especially when diagnosed with high blood pressure. Read the Nutrition Facts and learn how much sodium is in the food you eat.