The Salty Six: Six Foods That Load Your Diet With Salt via livewellmagazine and heart.org: Excess sodium can affect both your heart and your general appearance. The average American consumes about 3,400 mgs of sodium/day, more than twice the 1,500 mgs recommended by the American Heart Association. Currently, more than 75% of our sodium consumption comes from processed and restaurant foods. Here are six of the top sources for sodium in today’s diet. #Infographic #Salty_Six #Diet #Salt
Your diet plays an important role in blood pressure regulation. While most of us know we should limit our sodium intake, we should also eat foods rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. Eating a wide-ranging diet filled with fruits and vegetables can also help lower blood pressure by providing fiber, nitrates, and unique plant nutrients.