Tracking Down the Salt in Food with Professor Saul T.

Too much sodium increases your risk for high blood pressure, which is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke. By taking the right steps to reduce your sodium intake, your blood pressure can begin to decreasing within weeks.

Here are some tips on how to reduce sodium from Professor Saul T., from the CDC:

  • Read nutrition labels and choose the food item with the least amount of sodium
  • Choose fresh, frozen (no sauce), or no salt added canned vegetables
  • Know terms that commonly indicate higher sodium content: “pickled,” “cured,” “brined,” and “broth.”
  • Follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan: http://go.usa.gov/p3C

You can find more tips on reducing sodium in your diet by visiting: http://1.usa.gov/13hJeTe.

The infographic below is brought to you by Million Hearts®, millionhearts.hhs.gov

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