Sodium, more commonly known as salt, is a necessary evil. Our bodies require sodium to
function properly, but as Americans we get far too much it in our diet. Excess sodium intake can lead to health problems like high blood pressure. The reason is that excess sodium causes the body to retain more water.
Currently, it suggested that Americans get 2,300 mg or less in their diet daily. For people
diagnosed with high blood pressure (and some other cardiovascular issues) that number falls to
1,500 mg or less. Below are some tips to lower sodium intake:
● Select fresh foods over pre-made, packaged food.
● Choose foods that are labelled as low-sodium.
● Do not use seasoning mixes that contain salt.
● Instead of using salt on foods try other seasonings and herbs.