Salt is necessary to keep our bodies functioning. Too much sodium can have negative consequences. This podcast discusses the effects of excess consumption and ways to manage sodium intake. Created: 2/22/2018 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/22/2018. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Easy on the Salt
Advice and Action to Reduce Dietary Sodium Among Adults With and Without
Hypertension — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States,
Recorded: February 20, 2018; posted: February 22, 2018
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Salt is necessary to keep our bodies functioning, but too much sodium can have negative consequences. Nearly nine in 10 Americans ingest too much salt. Excess consumption can cause high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease. Adults should consume no more than 2300 milligrams of sodium per day, a little less than a teaspoon. Foods high in sodium include restaurant foods, like pizza and hamburgers, and processed products, like lunch meats. Fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh or frozen meats are typically low in sodium. Check food labels to avoid foods high in sodium. Talk with your healthcare provider about managing sodium intake.
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