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Category Archives: General Knowledge

Who Should Go Low-Sodium

U.S. guidelines call for about half of Americans to limit sodium to 1,500 milligrams or less per day, including: People age 51 and older African-Americans People with high blood pressure, diabetes, or long-term kidney disease Cutting back on salt can cut blood pressure in some people. It can help lower the risk of heart disease,…

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Are You Getting Too Much Salt

Most of us get more than we need. Recommendations from the American Heart Association and the U.S. government range from 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. If you want to cut back, you need to do more than ease up on the shaker on your table. Watch what you eat. You may be…

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Salt and sodium

Sodiam Salt and sodium are not exactly the same thing. Salt contains sodium along with another mineral, chloride, and the chemical name for salt is sodium chloride (NaCl). About 90% of the sodium we consume comes from salt. On food nutrition labels these terms are often used interchangeably even though there is a difference. Sodium…

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