Top 10 Tips for Reducing Salt in Your Diet

“Most of us have long heard that it’s best to go easy on the salt shaker. But a recent study has confused the issue somewhat. Many of us are consuming around eight or nine times more salt (sodium) than we should largely because it’s hidden in many of the foods we eat. A whopping two thirds of salt comes from processed foods. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, which puts us at risk of stroke, heart disease and chronic kidney disease. Try these simple tips and cut down your intake.”

When it comes to dietary sodium, less is certainly best, yet Americans today consume 50% more than the recommended daily quantities of sodium. Diets high in sodium increase blood pressure levels. High blood pressure damages the kidneys over time, and is a leading cause of kidney failure. To help Americans reduce salt intake to the ideal one teaspoon per day, the National Kidney Foundation offers 10 tips to reduce sodium in your diet. To help Americans reduce salt intake to the ideal one teaspoon per day, the National Kidney Foundation and Council of Renal Nutrition member Linda Ulrich offer 10 tips to reduce sodium in your diet…

 

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