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Average American sodium intake = 3,200+ mg/day
Recommended sodium intake = 2,300 mg/day
Recommended sodium intake for those with high blood pressure, diabetes or age 51 and older (6 of every 10 Americans are found in this category) = 1,500 mg/day
“Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States and are largely dependent on [...]
Maybe you can cut back on sodium a little bit.
More from MayoClinic.com about sodium.
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Source: CDC: Americans Consume Too Much Sodium (Salt)
“Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases.”
— Liwei Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health
[Source: Science Daily: Drinking Fewer Sugar-Sweetened Beverages May Lower Blood Pressure].
High blood pressure is a big deal. You need to keep track of it and lower it if it’s an issue. If it’s not, you need to prevent it. Reducing sodium intake is one way. Just wanted to remind you.
Quote via American Heart Association.
“Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure – even if you’re taking blood pressure medication.”
– via Mayoclinic.com
I know I’ve talked about this before about a thousand times, but it’s still important. You can do something about high blood pressure. You can start right here and right now (don’t have high BP? [...]
According to the American Heart Association, about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure. Because there are no symptoms for high blood pressure, they also estimate that 1/3 of these people don’t know they have it.
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked.
Research shows that [...]
Tim Russert passed away last Friday because plaque from a clogged artery ruptured, traveled to his heart and blocked it. He was only 58. According to his doctor, Russert had heart disease, diabetes, and was overweight.1
I never watched Tim Russert’s show “Meet The Press” and I don’t assume or pretend to know how or if [...]
High blood pressure affects millions of people around the world. Some people don’t even know they have it, and some of those that do know aren’t doing anything about it. To put it simply, high blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood pumped by your heart and the amount of resistance [...]