Limit Salt Intake
Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure and can increase risk of stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease.
Experts recommend that adults and children ages 14 years and over should limit sodium (salt) to less than 2,300 mg per day - children younger than 14 years old should have even less.
Check nutrition labels! Some prepared foods and restaurant meals have more sodium than we might think. Make sure you read the labels, especially in processed foods like pizza, packaged meat, pasta dishes, sauces, and soups.
Choose labels that say "low sodium" or "reduced sodium" for foods like beans and soups.
Spice it up! Use spices like chili, garlic, ginger, curry, and herbs to add flavor instead of adding more salt to your foods.
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