Tip: Recommended Daily Intake of Sodium

Too much sodium in your body can lead to high blood pressure, which puts you at high risk to develop heart disease, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

Healthy Daily Intake of SodiumToo much sodium in your body can lead to high blood pressure, which puts you at high risk to develop heart disease, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

The recommended daily intake of sodium for healthy adults is less than 1 teaspoon per day or 2300 mg. The average American consumes between 3100 and 4700 mg of sodium per day.  If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, or are middle-aged or older it is recommended you consume no more than 1500 mg of sodium daily.

Call to Action:

  • To enhance the flavor of your favorite dish without adding salt or fat, experiment with different seasonings such as diced onion, garlic, celery, peppers, fresh herbs and spices, and fresh squeezed lemon, lime or orange juice.

  • Keep in mind that canned food,  especially beans and soups, are often high in sodium. To reduce sodium intake, select no-added salt items or if unable to find no-added salt options, rinse well before using canned products.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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