Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sodium, Sodium in Food, Reduce Sodium in Body


Sodium, Sodium in Food, Reduce Sodium in Body

Sodium, Sodium in Food, Reduce Sodium in Body



We consume sodium every day but too much sodium can have negative effects on our health. Especially sodium intake will increase blood pressure for salt-sensitive people. The recommended daily allowance for sodium is 2,300 mg. But if you're over 50 years old, your sodium intake shouldn't go above 1,500 mg per day.

Sodium present naturally in many foods and is added in the form of salt.
Many people think that salt and sodium are same thing but salt is 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. That`s why sodium portion of salt is important to people who in high blood pressure.

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

1) Eat more fresh foods at home to keep your balance
2) Add additional flavor such as garlic, basil and pepper to your food. (no extra sodium)
3) Use fresh vegetable instead of canned
4) Read the nutrition facts label to compare the amount of sodium
5) Rinse canned foods with water (beans, tuna, and veggies)

Eating less sodium can help reducing risk of heart disease and maintain a healthy weight. 


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