Bloomberg News reports, “Almost all US citizens, including children, exceed the dietary guidelines for salt, putting them at risk for hypertension and heart disease, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
The National Journal (Subscription Publication) reports that approximately “half the population should limit salt to very low levels – 1,500 milligrams a day or less. But virtually none of those who should limit salt are doing so, the CDC said in” its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Eating less sodium can help lower some people’s blood pressure. It can also help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sodium (salt) is something we need in our diets, but as indicated in this new report, most of us eat too much of it. Furthermore, much of the sodium we eat comes from salt we add to our food at the table or that food companies add to their foods. So, avoid adding salt to foods at the table and use these 5 tips (from WebMD) to reduce your salt intake: