Please pass on the salt!

Salt

Last month, the CDC reported that 9 out of 10 Americans consume more sodium than is recommended.  The average was almost 3300mg, whereas the recommended dose is 2300mg for regular joes and 1500mg for high-risk individuals!  More than that, most of that sodium came from only ten food groups, most of which are from grocery stores: cold cuts, pizza, soup, bread, pasta, cheese, snacks (chips, pretzels).  Follow the link below to see them all.  While we can’t completely avoid salt (and most of us admit to loving those chips or pretzels), make sure you pay attention to how much you eat.  Too much sodium can not only lead to unwanted bloating and water weight, but also higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. 

Leading Food Groups Containing Sodium–CDC MMWR

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