Category: Blood Pressure
Many Americans wrongly assume they understand what normal blood pressure is – and that false confidence can be deadly
Nearly half of Americans ages 20 years and up – or more than 122 million people – have high blood pressure. And even if your numbers are normal right now, they are likely to increase as you age; more than three-quarters of Americans age 65 and older have high blood pressure.
Remind me again, why is salt bad for you?
Salt is a chemical compound made of sodium and chloride, and this is the main form in which we consume it in our diet. Of these two elements, it’s the sodium we need to worry about.
Eating Too Much Salt? Ways to Cut Back…Gradually
About 70% of the sodium you eat comes from processed (packaged) foods and restaurant foods.
There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less
A gradual decrease in salt intake across the whole population remains an achievable, affordable, and effective strategy to prevent premature death worldwide.
The Top 10 Sources of Sodium in Your Diet May Surprise You – CDC
Many are surprised to learn which foods are on the list because the foods do not always taste salty.
Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease
People who followed the Mediterranean of diet had 25 percent less risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the course of 12 years.
Salt: Cut back without losing flavor
Can we reduce the salt in our diet yet keep all the delicious flavours we crave? This is a problem the food industry has been working on for years.
The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you
High blood pressure starts at much lower pressures than previously thought, so it’s important to start paying attention to your blood pressure early.