Category: Sodium

Slow Down on Salt

Consuming high amounts of sodium can cause your body to retain water which puts and added strain on your heart and blood vessels. Stick to the recommended daily max. 2,300mg of sodium (or 1 teaspoon) by steering clear of...

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Salt And Your Brain

Why does a high-sodium diet raise blood pressure in many people? Recent experiments on rats of Canada’s McGill University has found a potential new explanation:  Consuming large amounts of sodium interferes with key brain...

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Why Should I Limit Sodium?

Sodium chloride is the scientific term for table salt. Your system needs sodium to function, it helps your nerves and muscles work properly, and it helps maintain the right balance of fluids in your body. The downside: When you...

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Heart Health

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggests people make to very important dietary changes. What are they? One is to reduce sodium intake. We are eating way...

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How to Cut Down on Your Salt Intake

Nine out of ten Americans eat too much salt. If your goal is to eat less salt, here are some simple ways to do it.: Use fresh or frozen vegetables instead of canned. One-half cup of canned vegetables has about 15 percent of your...

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