Halt the Salt!

Americans do a good job taking in about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily with most of the sodium hidden in common processed foods and restaurant meals. This amount of salt is about 1/3 more than is recommended for good health and enough to increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and other health problems. The American Heart Association recommends a daily limit of no more than 1500 milligrams sodium daily – that’s about the amount in 2/3 of a teaspoon of salt.

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