By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. , January 27, 2011 - 10:34am
Despite the fact that I’m a dietitian and nutrition editor, I have a growing list of healthier eating goals: consume fewer sweets, diversify my whole-grain choices, drink more water, eat more (sustainable) fish... The list keeps going, but I don’t want to bore you, particularly because what matters most is what’s at the top: eat less salt. Here’s why: cutting back on salt can have a major (positive) impact on your blood pressure (even for someone like me with blood pressure that falls on the lower end of normal) and your overall health.
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When the American Heart Association recently announced its new recommended sodium limit of 1,500 milligrams a day (down from the current limit of 2,300 mg daily), it also pulled together some startling statistics in its journal Circulation:
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The moral of the story? Despite my healthy blood pressure, I’ll be working toward taming my salt habit—and I’ll be on the lookout for low- and reduced-sodium and no-salt-added versions of my favorite packaged and canned foods.
And because sodium doesn’t just lurk in packaged and canned foods, I’ll be implementing these easy ways to trim 1,000 mg of sodium:
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What are your tips and tricks for cutting your sodium intake?
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