Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easy On The Salt

Many people eat too much salt (sodium chloride). More than
three-quarters of our sodium intake comes from processed foods such as
frozen dinners, canned foods and processed meats. If you have
hypertension, cutting your sodium intake can help lower your blood
pressure and improve your overall health. The best way to cut down on
sodium is to eat more foods in their natural form, such as fresh
fruits and vegetables, and to limit processed and fast foods. Aim for
a max of 1500-2300 milligrams of sodium (2/3 to 1 teaspoon of salt)
per day.

Source: US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

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