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The One Thing Your Doctor Wants You To Quit (And 5 Ways To Do It)

The One Thing Your Doctor Wants You To Quit (And 5 Ways To Do It)

Find out which food you should cut back on to improve your health

I read a seriously startling study that changed the way I eat. The British Medical Journal reported that researchers found that reducing sodium intake slashed cardiovascular-disease risk by 25 to 30 percent. That’s a big deal! Most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily sodium limit of 2,300 milligrams—the amount in just 1 teaspoon of table salt. The New York City Health Department launched a program to encourage manufacturers to cut sodium in packaged foods in half—a plan that could save 150,000 lives nationwide, every year. You can launch your own campaign to cut back on sodium and do your heart good. Here are 5 easy ways to cut sodium from your diet:

—Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor

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