The risk for high blood pressure is greater for obese and overweight people younger than 65. Individuals 65 and older, weight had little to do with systolic blood pressure. Researchers examined whether race and age, risk factors for obesity and hypertension, affect the association of obesity with elevated blood pressure (BP). Researchers conducted a study of [...]
Question: I eat healthy foods... do I still need to watch the salt? Answer: Most definitely. Healthy does not necessarily mean low-sodium. For example, cottage cheese, salad dressings, and fresh poultry that's often injected with a sodium solution. Other examples and the range of sodium: 1 slice of bread (80mg - 230mg) 3 oz luncheon meat (450mg - [...]
Question: I don't use the saltshaker, isn't that enough to lower my sodium intake? Answer: The saltshaker only contributes about 10% of our daily sodium total. The vast majority comes from processed foods. If you eat a sandwich, you're consuming 40-60% of your daily sodium allotment. You'd be surprised at how much is in some of the foods we [...]
Question: What's the difference between salt and sodium? Answer: Salt is composed of sodium (40"%) and chloride (60%). One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. Although they are different the words are often used in place of each other.