A high sodium diet can lead to hypertension—repeatedly high blood pressure—a problem 65 million Americans struggle with, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. African-Americans have the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, making up more than 40 percent of hypertension cases.

So, how can you enjoy the foods you love, minus the salt? The Los Angeles Times reports that it might be easier than you think given the growing trend of low-sodium products taking over grocery aisles. Food manufacturers, such as ConAgra, Banquet and Marie Calendar’s, have introduced more products that boast 15 to 20 percent less sodium. According to a report conducted by Packaged Facts, the number of products claiming to have less salt or sodium has doubled from 102 to 209, between 2002 and 2007. While low-sodium foods are nothing new, manufacturers are now opting to use varieties of sea salt that have a lower sodium content than table salt.

Why the change? The increased interest in low-sodium products may be the result of a petition filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest that requests the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limit the amount of sodium in packaged foods and revoke table salt’s current status as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS).

Learn how to decrease sodium in your diet by reading RH’s "The Frozen Ones."