Move Over Sugar, Salt is a Bigger Health Threat for All

September 16, 2014 3:28 AM

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Move Over Sugar, Salt is a Bigger Health Threat for All

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 in the United States eat too much sodium daily. All of us, young and old, should keep our sodium intake to under 2,300 milligrams (mg) daily while some of us would benefit from a mere 1,500 mg a day. Currently, both children and adults are consuming an average of over 3,200 mg of sodium daily.

In general, as the sodium increases in your diet, so does your blood pressure. Currently, one in six children has an elevated blood pressure, which could pave the way to full-fledged high blood pressure as they age. Since chronic high blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, ...

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