So THAT’S how little salt we’re supposed to eat every day? Yikes.

By jennyd on February 20, 2024
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Are you aware of how much salt you’re consuming daily? Too much salt can lead to health risks like high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. While some need more salt, most should limit intake to avoid health issues. #Health #SaltIntake #JennyD #KOSI1011

Here are some facts to consume:

  • One serving of potato chips contains about 140 milligrams of sodium, but one serving is only 11 chips.
  • Many Americans are aware of the need to lower sodium intake, but most have no idea how much salt they consume daily.
  • Healthy adults need 500 milligrams of salt per day for body function, but the average American consumes 3,500 milligrams.
  • Excessive salt intake can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and other health issues.
  • Some conditions require more salt intake, such as orthostatic hypotension, high-performance athletes, cystic fibrosis, Addison’s disease, and electrolyte abnormalities.
  • Patients with heart failure, high blood pressure, or kidney disease should limit salt intake.
  • Switching to lower-salt versions of foods and reading labels can help reduce salt intake.
  • High blood pressure patients can lower blood pressure naturally by consuming potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.
  • Before increasing salt intake, consult a doctor, especially for specialized conditions.

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