Excess sodium interferes with the natural ability of blood vessels to relax and expand, increasing blood pressure—and increasing the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

How can you reduce sodium?

  • Avoid eating processed foods.
  • Avoid using table salt–add spice instead.
  • Drink water with the allowance of one other drink a day.
  • Limit how often you eat out. Restaurants are renowned for using a ton of salt. Especially be ware of salad dressings, sauces and soups!
  • Limit meat consumption, especially cold cuts and cured meat.
  • Read cereal box labels because many cereals contain more salt than you can imagine!
  • If you must eat canned or jarred condiments, choose ones with no added salt.
  • Eat veggies such as jicama, carrot and celery sticks with tahini or nut butter and other healthy all-natural snacks.

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