Tips for Cutting Back On Salt
Too much salt can cause high blood pressure and lead to heart disease.
The average American gets about 3.4 grams of sodium every day, far more than the 2.3 grams recommended by the USDA or the 1.5 grams recommended by the American Heart Association. The institute of Medicine estimates that reducing sodium intake nationwide could prevent 100,000 deaths every year. Cutting back on salt might take a little getting used to, but your health is worth it.
AARP recommends these sodium-cutting tips:
• Introduce additional flavor to your foods with herbs and spices like garlic, oregano, basil, pepper, … read more
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