16 ways to reduce sodium intake to protect heart health
|16 ways to reduce sodium intake to protect heart health||Darrell Miller||11/21/16|
November 21, 2016 04:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: 16 ways to reduce sodium intake to protect heart health
Buying pre-made food from the store has become way more common than making dishes from scratch. In order to keep prepackaged food fresh, companies add a large amount of salt. This can play havoc with our bodies. While using fresh ingredients is the best alternative, there are things we can do to make preserved foods from the store slightly healthier. We should always look for the lower sodium option when possible, and rinse foods with high sodium when possible. If we are mindful of our salt intake and lower it as much as possible, we can prevent heart disease.
- Most Americans are eating more sodium than they need, even if they never pick up a salt shaker.
- Excess sodium increases the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.
- Follow 16 key steps to reduce sodium consumption while shopping and eating out.
"More than 75 percent of the sodium consumed in the U.S. each year comes from packaged and restaurant foods, according to the FDA. Excess sodium increases the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke."