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Research shows that for most people salt has a direct dose-dependent impact on blood pressure. This means for most people as salt intake increases so does blood pressure. Reducing your salt intake should result in a reduced blood pressure within weeks.
Because salt can increase your blood pressure, eating too much salt puts you at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
Many times we do not realize how much salt we are eating. It is important to be salt aware of the sodium content in foods. Examples of food that may have more salt than you think:
Did you know that most of the salt we eat – almost 80%, comes from pre-packaged, processed, prepared, and restaurant foods.
Most adults should eat no more than 2300 mg of sodium daily. Some people need to be more careful about how much salt they consume. You should eat no more than 1500 mg if you are:
Always follow the advice of your healthcare provider.
Sodium and salt are not exactly the same but are often used interchangeably when talking about high blood pressure and food. 90% of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt.
There are very strict rules about what companies can say about the amount of sodium in a food. Here are the phrases you may see on the front of the label, and what they mean.